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Paper Coming out of Braille Printer

ONGC Extends Support to Production of Braille Books

Blind Persons’ Association has received a high quality Braille printer from Oil and Natural Gas Commission, Kolkata for its Braille printing facility. This printer was formally handed over today by Shri Hemant Kumar Sethi, the General Manager of ONGC at a function at the premises of the Braille press at […]

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Mr. Rungta Explains How to Apply for Recently-Announced Railway Jobs

Mr. Rungta has explained the process of application for railway jobs for blind candidates on Radio Udaan. Listen to it on Radio Udaan’s YouTube channel and you will learn many details including distribution of 676 vacancies under different railway Recruitment Boards. We expressed our concern over insufficient number of vacancies […]

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Little Hope for the Visually Handicapped in the Biggest Railway Recruitment Drive

It is a big news item in all dailies in all languages all over India that about ninety thousand people will be employed under the Ministry of Railway. As usual, the visually handicapped expected new openings for them. After all, this is an unprecedented recruitment drive by the Government of […]

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Budget Speech 2018 and the Disabled Persons

We have tried to focus on some of the features of budget speech of the Hon’be Finance minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the Lok-Sabha today for the year 2018-19 as far as it concerns the disabled community. We often receive telephone calls from members asking if the limit of Rs. […]

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Shrutikalpa 1-4

শ্রুতিকল্প ত্রৈমাসিক বাংলা শ্রুতি পত্রিকা প্রথম বর্ষ – চতুর্থ সংখ্যা : ১লা মাঘ, ১৪২৪ যুগ্ম সম্পাদক – সৈকত কর এবং আরিফুজ্জামান আবহ সুর – বিকাশ চক্রবর্তী, সঞ্জয় ঘোষ ও প্রদীপ সিকদার সম্পাদকীয়, পাঠ জপমালা হালদার গল্প ত্রাণকর্তা – সুপ্রিয়া মজুমদার, পাঠ সুপ্রিয়া মজুমদার তেঁতুলতলার ভুত – মঞ্জু চক্রবর্তী, পাঠ শীলা […]

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Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake in Braille

William Blake (1757-1827) wrote Songs of Innocence in 1789. Five years later he wrote Songs of Experience perhaps as a sequel. The titles of these two series cannot escape the reader’s notice. The poems in both these series have the unique tone of rhymes. The transition from innocence to experience […]

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Free Download of Audio Book – Madhabi Kankan by Ramesh Chandra Dutta

Madhabi Kankan is the story of a tripartite love written against a historical background. Narendra and Hemnalini love each other. But she is married to Shrish Chandra and Narendra has to leave his home and hearth. He joins the Mughal army as a mercenary and goes through a variety of […]

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The Hound of the Baskervilles, Another Sherlock Holmes Novel in Braille

Sherlock Holmes comes back in Braille again, this time hunting for the hound of the Baskerville. We are proud to announce the release in Braille this wonderful detective novel, “The Hound of the Baskerville”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930). This is perhaps the most famous of the […]

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Confusion with Coins and Notes

We, the blind people, are often asked how we identify currency notes and coins. Perhaps all of us have faced this question from our colleagues, vendors and fellow-passengers. This is a universal curiosity. Everybody wants to keep count of his own money. And this is a problem we, the blind […]

Inauguration of Braille Printer

BPA Receives Braille Printer from Oriental Insurance

Oriental Insurance Company, a Government of India undertaking, has donated a Braille printer to Blind Persons’ Association of Kolkata. The Swedish machine, purchased at a cost of Rs. 2.8 lakh, will increase the production capacity of the Braille printing facility of the organisation at Lal Bihari Shah Braille Academia. The printer […]