The Artist, Mr. Salman Elahi was not completely blind by birth, but he was born with the disease named “Retinis Pigmentosa” but now, he is completely blind. His entire life was full of challenges, but he faced them with great enthusiasm.
Mr. Salman Elahi's family was very supportive towards him especially his sister, he said, “During my education period, she is the one who reads books for me whole day and helps me”.
The 45 years old artist, Salman Elahi has a Master’s degree in Sociology and also has Master’s degree in International Relations. Not only this, Mr. Salman Elahi has also completed a Diploma in entrepreneurship from IBA.
Mr. Elahi used Whatsapp and other social platforms by using sound tools or listening tools, he said: “sounds tools or listening tools made our lives easy”.
In order to make society inclusive, Salman Elahi founded BINAE Education Foundation in 2017. This foundation is putting efforts into integrating blind people into it. They introduced Braille books, Braille banking sectors forms, Braille Quran Pak and Braille menu cards.
Binae Welfare Foundation offers various courses such as computer courses, cooking courses, audio editing, English courses, and makeup courses for visually impaired peoples.
The motive of Binae Welfare Foundations to is to promote the visually impaired people and increase their knowledge through different courses which helps them to secure good jobs, earning members and useful citizens of the society. He said “disability doesn’t exist; the structure and mentality are the things that make people disable or make successful”.
The Artist, Mr., Salman Elahi has also played Blind Cricket World cup for the national team of Pakistan. The founder of (BWF) Mr.Salman Elahi was also invited in IBA main campus as motivational speaker where he delivered a speech on “Key to Success” addressing “Freedom and Discoloration”. He also attended 1stPakistan blind Youth Conference in 2012. Mr. Salman Elahi also conduct Awareness sessions in universities, colleges, and in offices.
Mr. Salman Elahi is an inspiration, he advised everyone, as he said “we need to stop being judgmental and start to think positive because positivity is the first key to success”.