GUWAHATI, Jan 4 - Fulfilling a long-standing need, the first Braille library for the visually impaired students was inaugurated on Wednesday at the Guwahati Blind High School here.
Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M) unveiled the library in presence of Bhaben Barman, Principal, Guwahati Blind High School and Bickramjit Paul, cluster operations manager, Northeast Amway India. It needs mention that Amway Opportunity Foundation (AOF), the CSR arm of Amway India has supported the project.
The library will offer Braille versions of a variety of books and journals including academic books, fiction, self-help, general knowledge for the benefit of more than 100 visually impaired students who otherwise have limited access to books.
A Braille reading-writing competition was also organised on the occasion for the junior as well as senior categories of the visually challenged students, marking the significance of invention of the Braille system which enables the visually-challenged to read as well as write. A computer typing competition was also organised at the AOF- GBS Computer Centre to celebrate the 208th birth anniversary of Louis Braille.
Principal of the school Barman said, �This is a significant day for us as it is the first Braille library in the State. This library will provide our students easy access to the books and journals in Braille and motivate them to pursue higher education.�