World Braille Day marked in Kaski
Kathmandu : The World Braille Day 2021 and 212th birth anniversary of inventor of Braille script Louis Braille was marked in Pokhara on Monday by organising various events.
Kaski Association of the Blind observed the day by distributing face masks, sanitisers and Braille materials slate, stylus, blind-friendly cricket materials and others.
On the occasion, Association’s Chairman Shreekanta Sapkota said that more efforts were needed for the extensive use and recognition of Braille. He also shared that the visually impaired students would not be deprived of the Braille textbooks in the school level.
According to the United Nations, Braille is essential in the context of education, freedom of expression and opinion, as well as social inclusion, as reflected in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
He also pledged to supply white cane to the visually impaired elderly people.
During the programme, Dr Angana Parajuli and Dr Sudeshna Adhikari of Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences demonstrated the ideas of hand washing, using face mask and remaining safe from coronavirus infection to the visually impaired people.