Governor unveils books for visually challenged

Lucknow: The Braille system is a unique way to make the blind literate and in recent years a lot of innovation is going into making all forms of literature available in this format. Earlier this week,  State Governor Anandiben Patel met former IAS Officer turned author Dr. Anita Bhatnagar Jain, currently Member of Curriculum Area Group, TWAU, NCERT at Raj Bhavan. The Hindi Braille version of children’s books ‘Miss Sehat’ and English Braille version of ‘Our Earth Our Home’ written by the author were released.

The Governor discussed in detail with with Dr. Jain about the availability of these books published in Braille for visually impaired children to read. She said that providing necessary and useful information in the form of stories in Braille to visually impaired children is a commendable effort. She said she hopes  that for wider use of these books, they should be included in the curriculum of disabled children.

It is noteworthy that Dr. Anita Bhatnagar Jain’s books for children have been published in 17 languages so far, now 5 story books with useful information for children have come in Braille script. The book ‘Miss Sehat’ released by the Governor is a book of illustrated stories on the Eat Right campaign, set in the backdrop of five states and focusing on low salt/sugar, exercise and healthy lifestyle, common tests of food adulteration at home and reused cooking. The book ‘Our Earth Our Home’ contains stories focused on environment and ethics, with emphasis on individual lifestyle change.


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