Braille library set up in Meghalaya

Shillong, June 23: With an aim to make educational and literary materials available for the visually impaired children, the Amway India has partnered with Bethany Society, to set up a Braille and audio library for the visually impaired students in Shillong today.

P.W.Ingty, Additional Chief Secretary, Meghalaya, graced the occasion as the chief guest and unveiled the Library.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Ingty appreciates on the initiative of Amway-India for coming forward to set up such Braille library at Bethany society. Urging other organisation to come forward and support the visually impaired students in their endeavour. Stating that Bethany Society has gained the bench mark.

“Reading is a special kind of joy not only that one gain knowledge but it relax our body and mind,” said Ingty.
The library, opened at Bethany Society for the visually impaired here today, will offer Braille versions of a variety of books & journals and CDs ranging from academic books, fiction, self-help, general knowledge for the benefit of more than 100 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.

Commenting on the initiative Padmashri Award Patricia Mukhim said, it is a commendable initiative shown by Amway India in a very noble and spirited cause and strongly believes the students of the school will benefit immensely from the facility and hope that the effort encourages students to do well in their studies. Stating that reading makes a full man as it exercise our brain and improve concentration.

Among those present on the occasion were Carmo Noronha, Director, Bethany Society, Shillong, Sh.Bickramjit Paul, Cluster operation Manager, Northeast, Amway –India, Bethany Society students and others.

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