Braille Library Inaugurated for Visually Impaired Students at D F Blind School in Kolkata

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Amway India partnered with Turnstone Global, formerly known as National Association for the Blind to set up a Braille library for the visually impaired students at D F Blind School in Kolkata. This Braille library in Kolkata is one of the five such libraries being set up by Amway in partnership with Turnstone Global across East. The other four cities are Bhubaneswar, Siliguri, Aizawl and Agartala.

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Amway India has been setting up 31 Braille Libraries in India under National project for the Blind. In East, Amway India has set up 9 such Braille libraries including Kolkata, Siliguri, Bhubaneswar, Agartala and Aizawl, Guwahati, Shillong, Patna and Ranchi.

Mr. Sadhan Pandey, Minister-In-Charge, Consumer Affairs, West Bengal, inaugurated the Amway-  Turnstone Braille Library  in presence of  Mr, Jagmohan, IPS, DGP, Fire, West Bengal , G S Cheema , Sr. Vice President, North & East, Amway India and  Dr. Kanchan Gaba, Secretary, Turnstone Global.

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The library will offer Braille versions of a variety of books and journals and CDs ranging from academic books, fiction, self-help, general knowledge for the benefit of more than 85 visually impaired students who otherwise have limited access to books.  The Library is also equipped with computers that will enable students to access more than 30 CDs.

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