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Assam to provide free textbook to visually impaired students

GUWAHATI: Government of Assam would provide free textbooks to the visually impaired students of the state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced this while releasing a Guidebook for Visually Impaired students for competitive examinations in a programme held at Janata Bhawan today.

Titled as “An Approach to Competitive Examinations in Braille”, the guidebook is prepared by the State level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare, Government of Assam.

Reiterating state government’s commitment for empowering the differently abled population, Sonowal urged all sections of the society to put up joint efforts in this regard. Saying that the differently abled people always maintain a positive outlook in their life, the Chief Minister mentioned that the government has taken up various programmes aiming at uplifting the lives of 4.4 lakh dibyangs (differently abled)  of the state.

Highlighting the examples of renowned litterateur Milton and Indian music director Ravindra Jain who overcame physical disabilities to acclaim success in life, Sonowal referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment towards strengthening this weaker section of the society.



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