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New Date for All Bengal Swimming Competition for the Blind, 2018

Date of All Bengal Swimming Competition for the Blind, 2018 has been rescheduled to be held on August 11, 2018. Accordingly, the last date for entry has been extended to July 31, 2018. Please download the Revised Entry Form for details. This competition will be organised by Blind Persons’ association […]

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Documentary on Blind Persons’ Association

A documentary on Blind Persons’ Association was released today on the occasion of Helen Keller’s 138th birth anniversary at the auditorium of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers at Jadabpur, Kolkata. This documentary focuses on the activities of the organisation over decades for the welfare of the blind people in West […]

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Entry Form for All Bengal Swimming Competition for the Blind, 2018

Entries are invited for the All Bengal Swimming Competition for the Blind, 2018. This competition will be organised by Blind Persons’ association for the thirteenth time in collaboration with the indian life Saving Society. The event will take place at Indian Life Saving Society (Rabindra Sarobar), Kolkata on 28th July, […]

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Blind Students to Be Relieved from Lead Exposure from Arithmetic Tyeps

hazardous effects of lead exposure are known for quite some time. Lead is no longer used in paints on doors and windows, jewellery, toys and so on. But strangely enough, lead was extensively used in producing arithmetic types or pegs used by Blind students for decades in India. It could […]

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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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