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Shrutikalpa

We are going to start Shrutikalpa, an online audio magazine in Bengali very soon. To be webcast twice a year, it will contain literary features like stories and poems, and articles on current problems. Anybody, sightless or sighted, may contribute to the magazine. Although it will be an audio magazine, […]

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Neruda’s Poems in the Hands of Bengali Visually Impaired Readers

The Embassy of Chile in India, Instituto Cervantes in New Delhi and Blind Persons’ Association jointly printed in Braille “Jinispatrer Prati”, a Bengali translation (by Shri Aparajit Chattopadhyay) of Pablo Neruda’s selected poems. The objective of the project is to give an opportunity to the visually impaired readers of South […]

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Beneficiaries under Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

Rabindranath Tagore’s DakGhar was staged by the sightless students and teachers of Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir at Viswa-Bharati (Shanti Niketan) on March 4, 2013. Blind Persons’ Association set up Helen Keller Smriti Vidyamandir in 1981 at Krishnanagar in the district of Nadia, West Bengal with a mission to spread education […]

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Sightless Swimmers Compete for Prizes

The eleventh All Bengal Swimming Competition for the Blind was held on 6th August at Life Saving Society (Rabindra Sarobar), Kolkata. Hundred and thirty-two participants from different institutions and organisations took part in this aquatic event. There were free style and breast stroke events in two age groups for both […]

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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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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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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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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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