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Sightless swimmers taking part in the 11th All Bengal Swimming Competition for the Blind

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 […]


Sherlock Holmes in Braille

We are proud to announce the embossing in Braille of “A Study in Scarlet”, one of the four Sherlock Holmes novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930). This was the first Sherlock Holmes story by Conan Doyle in 1886. The author initially could not find a publisher for […]


Free Coaching for Sightless Candidates of Recruitment Exams

NIP, an organisation working for the welfare of the blind, is going to start a free coaching programme in collaboration with the Government of West Bengal for sightless candidates of various public examinations. They will provide study materials in large print and recorded form. They are also planning to provide […]



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 […]


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 […]

Plaque showing BPA's collaboration in Braille description

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]