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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sadhan Gupta Is No More

Shri Sadhan Gupta is no more with us. He passed away at his residence last night (September 19, 2015) at the age of 98. Shri Gupta was born on November 7, 1917, the day of the historical Russian Revolution. A life-long follower of communism, he always felt proud of this […]


BPA’s Protest against Restrictive Scribe Policy in TET

Today many visually impaired applicants of the upcoming TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) gathered under the banner of Blind Persons’ Association near the office of the Education Minister of West Bengal at Bikash Bhavan. TET is going to be held next Sunday in West Bengal. About 22 lac candidates will appear […]


Free Eye Checkup Camp

Blind Persons Association today conducted a free eye checkup camp near Lal Bihari Shah Braille Academia at Hatipara, Mallickpur, South 24 Parganas. Eyes of around 150 patients were checked up by a team of doctors in this camp. The entire medical team came from Netra Niramay Niketan of Amtala, a […]


Seminar on Helen Keller’s 135th Birth Anniversary

Blind Persons’ Association today organised a seminar on “Helen Keller: a Retrospect” on the auspicious occasion of Helen Keller’s 135th birth anniversary at Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. The discussion was mainly divided into two topics. In the first session presided over by Dr. Tarun Das, Professor of Narasingha Datta […]


Disability Information Line by AYJNIHH

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Eastern Regional Centre (AYJNIHH, ERC) is an apex autonomous body under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, working in the field of hearing impairment and providing manpower development, clinical services, […]


Assembly March of the Physically Handicapped

About 200 physically handicapped persons took part in the Assembly March from Subodh Mallick Square to Esplanade in the scorching sun. Some of them were practically crawling on the hot Kolkata street. They gathered under the banner of Pashchimbanga Pratibandhi Aikya Mancha, a forum of different organisations working in the […]


A Tribute to Louis Braille

On this bicentennial birth anniversary year of Monsieur Louis Braille, Blind Persons’ Association offers its deepest homage and highest tribute to the sacred memory of this great scientist and deliverer of the blind. By his epoch-making invention of the raised dot system of tactile reading and writing for the sightless […]