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Blind persons conclude Ramayana Path in Braille
Every year, the Ramayana Path is arranged by the inmates of Home for the Blinds in this border town near Indo-Pak border at Ferozepur in Punjab just 10 km from the city and this time it was concluded by reading Ramayana in Braille.

For information, Braille is the script of six dots which was invented by a great blind person, named Louis Braille, the resident of France. The blind actually read and write material printed in Braille in any language.

Hundreds of visually impaired persons gathered in the campus of Home for the Blind - an institution established in 1954, a concept of Dr. Sadhu Chand Vinayak a philanthropist of that time - to participate in the Ramayana Path.

Around 200 visually impaired persons from Punjab, Haryana, Himanchal and far off places joined the ceremony. The entire lodging and boarding arrangements were made by a committee of the blinds themselves by arranging volunteer donations.

While speaking to one of the blind Balwinder Singh - who had all the way come from Mohali and is active and instrumental in pursuing the recruitment of visually impaired against the vacant quota, said, "Change comes into human life as a result of time, circumstances and incidents and Braille is the outcome of Louis Braille who himself become blind in his childhood while working with his father, invented the language for reading and writing by the blinds." Braille has brought a sea-change in the life style of blinds, he added.

Ashwani Sharma, Advocate, Secretary, Home for the Blind said, it is a pleasure moment for the institution and the inmates as well when six blind inmates of Home for the Blind, Ferozepur have got appointment as Music Teacher in education department while two got as Class IV service in Health Department.

Presently, there are 24 inmates residing in the campus and enjoying the free lodging and boarding by the local management on volunteer donations.

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