Saksham was established in 2003 under the leadership of Mr. Dipendra Manocha, himself a visually impaired person, and Ms. Rummi K. Seth with the sole purpose of empowering persons with blindness. It plays a key role in advocacy and acts as a service provider in the field of rehabilitation, education, training, and assistive technology. In addition to a school for children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities, it runs a distribution center of assistive aids and appliances for education, mobility, and independent living.