Sight First Celebrates World Braille Day In Guwahati

Speaking as the chief guest, Jayanta Baruah, owner of Sadin-Pratidin Group and Editor of Asomiya Pratidin, described the Braille system as a wonderful invention by Louis Braille, who lost his eyesight in an accident as a child.
Sight First celebrated the occassion of World Braille Day in Guwahati today
Sight First celebrated the occassion of World Braille Day in Guwahati today

Sight First, a leading organization working for the welfare of the disabled, especially the visually impaired, celebrated the occasion of World Braille Day, the birthday of Louis Braille, with a special event. Padma Shri Bartha Dakhar was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a solemn ceremony held at NEDFi Hall, Dispur, Guwahati.

The event was inaugurated by Guwahati Commissioner of Police Diganta Bora and Kamalbir Singh Jaggi, Chairman, National Institute for the Blind, Dehradun delivered a special lecture on Louis Braille.

Speaking as the chief guest, Jayanta Baruah, owner of Sadin-Pratidin Group and Editor of Asomiya Pratidin, described the Braille system as a wonderful invention by Louis Braille, who lost his eyesight in an accident as a child.

He said that as a tribute to the efforts of Louis Braille, he has published the Braille version of Hemkosh inspired by Hem Chandra Baruah for the convenience of visually impaired students who have faced problems in getting an education. Baruah said this effort of his gave him the most joy and contentment.

Sight First celebrated the occassion of World Braille Day in Guwahati today
Achiever Awards 2022: Assam CM Lauds Jayanta Baruah for Gifting Braille Version of ‘Hemkosh’
Asomiya Pratidin Editor Jayanta Baruah
Asomiya Pratidin Editor Jayanta Baruah

The event was attended by Dr. Harsh Bhattacharya, Dr. Jyoti Bhuyan, Dr. Achyut Chandra Baishya Principal, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Biren Singh, Artist Dipen Barua and other dignitaries.

The 100th birth anniversary of Louis Braille was also celebrated at Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School in Nagaon. Afterwards, a memorial service was held at the school.

It may be noted that the recently published Braille version of the Hemkosh was also displayed at the meeting.

Sight First celebrated the occassion of World Braille Day in Guwahati today
World Braille Day: Honouring Louis Braille and His Contributions

Related Stories

No stories found.
logo
Pratidin Time
www.pratidintime.com