A Braille library for visually impaired students was set up at the ‘Knowledge Centre for the Disabled’ in Agartala.
The library is one of the five such libraries being setup by Amway India in partnership with Turnstone Global across the east and Northeast regions.
The other four cities are Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Siliguri and Aizawl. The Amway-Turnstone Global Braille library has been set up in Agartala at the premise of The Knowledge Centre For the Disabled at Narsinghgarh.
Turnstone Global, has set up this knowledge centre for the disabled at the land donated by the chief minister of Tripura to them.
Amway India has been setting up 31 such libraries in India under national project for the blind. In East, Amway India has set up nine such Braille libraries in Kolkata, Siliguri, Bhubaneswar, Agartala, Aizawl, Guwahati, Shillong, Patna and Ranchi.
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 150 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.
“We have been working tirelessly towards the welfare of the visually impaired with a firm belief that education and knowledge is the key to the future that create opportunities transcending physical limitations. A Braille library is a key component of that strategy. We are delighted to have partnered with Turnstone Global who is helping us set up these Braille libraries in the region,” said GS Cheema, a senior official of Amway India.