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Jan 04, 2020
1:25PM

All India Radio marks World Braille Day in a unique way; Drishti Divyangs read news in Braille

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All India Radio News and its regional units in Pune and Nagpur have observed World Braille Day in an innovative way by broadcasting news read by Visually impaired students and officers. The news was ed in Braille and read Live.

Hindi Samachar of 5 Minutes was broadcast from Delhi at 11:00 am and was read by Visually impaired officer Mr Kamal Prajapati.

The News in Marathi went Live from Pune at 07:10 am and was presented by visually impaired students - Gulab Kambale & Kavita Gavali. The students are from Pune Blind Men’s association. 


AIR Pune has been broadcasting news read in Braille since 2016. Pune Unit has been well appreciated for this unique effort. 

In Nagpur unit of AIR, Ms Saloni Kapgate read FM News bulletin of 2 minutes at 11.58 am today. She fluently read the news in Braille with the help of her tutor Ms Kanchan Najpande. The move was made to support the idea of empowering divyang and promoting their mainstream presence.

On the occasion, Principal Director General of All India Radio (News) Ira Joshi said that AIR is an all-inclusive medium and is the most easily accessible news medium to the Drishti Divyangs. She said that occasions like Braille Day give a chance to rededicate ourselves to an inclusive and accessible society. 


Ms Joshi said that making the visually impaired a part of news production not only makes them confident but also makes the audience and others involved in the newsrooms more sensitive to the needs of the Divyangs. She underscored that ‘Accessible Programming’ is a reflection of the Accessible India Campaign launched by Prime Minister in 2015.
 

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