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11th ALL BENGAL SWIMMING COMPETITION FOR THE BLIND, 2016

Blind Persons’ Association is going to organise the 11th all Bengal swimming competition for the blind in association with Indian Life Saving Society. The objective of the swimming competition is to provide an opportunity to the visually challenged boys and girls to exercise their aquatic skills and to instil into […]

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Meghnadbadh Kabya in Braille

After Nazrul-Giti, Blind Persons’ Association is proud to announce the completion of Meghnadbadh Kabya by Michael Madhusudan Dutta (January 25, 1824 – June 29, 1873) in Braille. The most celebrated of his works, Meghnadbadh Kabya brought out in 1861, is a landmark in the history of Bengali literature with its […]

Release of Nazrul-Giti in Braille

Nazrul-Giti Released in Braille

Blind Persons’ Association has touched yet another milestone by embossing a complete collection of the songs of Kazi Nazrul Islam in Braille. The Braille edition was released by Shri Ramanuj Dasgupta, a renowned artist and music teacher, at Indumati Sabhagriha (Jadabpur, Kolkata) on 11th June 2016. Smt. Anasuya Mukhopadhyay, another […]

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Indian Museum of Kolkata Presents Gallery Descriptions in Braille

The Indian Museum in Kolkata has taken up a project in collaboration with Blind Persons’ Association to put up descriptions of different galleries in Braille. These descriptions which a visitor can read will become accessible to the visually challenged also. On June 5, the World Environment Day, the Braille scripts […]

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Bengali Audio Book – Sampratik Chhoto Galpa (Volume II) by Various Authors

Our members warmly appreciated Sampratik Chhoto Galpa, a collection of short stories published in recent periodicals. We are glad to present to our members Volume II of Sampratik Chhoto Galpa. This time this anthology will consist of twelve short stories, by twelve promising writers, and published in several issues of […]

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World Disability Day Observed in Sit-in Demonstration and Boycott of Government Programme

Nearly 500 disabled persons today gathered on the occasion of World Disabled Day at Rani Rashmani Avenue at Esplanade, Kolkata under Pashchimbanga Pratibandhi Aikya Mancha, a joint forum of various disability organisations in the state. A number of orthopaedically and visually challenged persons took part in today’s sit-in demonstration. A […]

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Seventh CPC Recommends Nothing New for Disabled CG Employees

There is nothing new for us in the report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission. However, it has maintained status quo in terms of facilities for persons with disabilities. These provisions are enumerated in Chapter 9.6.9. In recognition of the singular responsibility faced by differently abled women in raising their […]

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BPA Pays Tribute to Sadhan Gupta

Blind Persons’ Association today remembered Late Sadhan Gupta in a condolence meeting at Surya Sen Bhaban in Kolkata. The members and guests recalled his contribution to promoting the cause of the sightless people in the country. Shri Ranjit Bhattacharya, his secretary for forty-seven years, related his brilliant academic career and […]

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Kolkata HC Allows VI Petitioner Scribe of His Equal Qualification in the Primary TET

Shri Amal Mishra, a visually impaired candidate of the forthcoming Primary TET with M.A. degree in History from Jadabpur University, filed a writ petition in Kolkata High Court challenging a Notification dated January 4, 2013 issued by the Government of West Bengal, School Education Department, granting permission to visually challenged […]

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BPA Seeks Governor’s Intervention in the Scribe Problem

Blind Persons’ Association organised a rally from Subodh Mallick Square to Dharmatala in protest against the restrictive scribe policy of the Department of Elementary Education which virtually rules out the possibility of finding scribe at the ensuing Primary Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) on October 11. According to the scribe rule […]