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Eight visually-impaired candidates clear Odisha civil services exam

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:01 -- geeta.nair

Of the 670 candidates that made it to the Odisha civil services examination’s merit list last week, eight personified not just a triumph of mind, but also of grit and determination.

Sannyas Behera, who was turned down every time he applied for a government job, topped the list of visually-challenged candidates. Visually-impaired Sukanti Dash, who despite being a post graduate in history could not land a government job, too made it to the merit list.

So did Sasmita Kumari Jena, the daughter of a driver from Koratpur, who overcame her impairment.

LDC

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 13:07 -- geeta.nair

COMBINED RECRUITMENT FOR 1 FIELD ORDNANCE DEPOT, 
15 FIELD AMMUNITION DEPOT, 
NORTHERN COMD VEHICLE DEPOT, ORDNANCE TRANSIT GROUP, 39 MTN DIV ORD
UNIT, 10 INF DIV ORD UNIT & 25 INF DIV ORD UNIT

Highlights of the advertisement are given below, for complete details visit http://www.indianin.in/uploads/3692-advt.pdf  or refer to the Employment News dated 11th February 2017, page no. 29

Last Date for Receipt of Applications by post: 3rd March 2017.

HP TO CLEAR BACKLOG OF JOBS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:34 -- geeta.nair

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday asked the officials to clear the backlog of jobs for the visually impaired.

Officials said that at present, there is a backlog of 163 jobs kept for the physically challenged.  The Chief Minister, who presided over a meeting here, directed the backlog of 65 jobs for the visually impaired should be cleared soon.

The meeting decided to relax some qualification norms, particularly for teaching posts in the state's Education Department, for the physically challenged.

Foundation Day celebrations at institute of visually challenged

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:24 -- geeta.nair

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, February 16

In the present phase of communal frenzy unleashed by religious bigotry, two Muslim brothers at the Institute for Blind performed havan yagna amid recital of vedic mantras and Sanskrit shalokas here today. The management and staff organised the religious prayer meet to mark the Foundation Day celebrations of the institute, which was founded by Mangal Dev, a visually handicapped himself.

Visually impaired voters for equal job opportunities

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:07 -- geeta.nair

“Whoever wins and forms the next government should be able to address the important issues of unemployment in Punjab. There should be job opportunities for everyone, including the physically disabled,” said Vikram Singh, a first-time voter and a visually impaired student at the Institute of Blind in the city. About 35 visually impaired voters, four of them being first-timers, cast their votes today using the Punjabi Braille script ballot papers in the city.

Govt launches Braille atlas to let the visually impaired study maps

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:55 -- geeta.nair

In a first, the Ministry of Science and Technology has come up with a comprehensive Braille atlas for nearly 50 lakh visually challenged people in the country, especially students.

The atlas has 20 maps on different themes like physical, socio-economic, river system, crops pattern, natural vegetation, cultural, metropolitan areas, roads and railways, and crops.

Informing to empower

The Eyeway helpdesk received a call from the Coordinator at the Enabling Unit of Janaki Devi Memorial College enquiring about the possibility of organizing a training workshop for the visually impaired students enrolled at the college. Our helpline connected her with our network partner - Saksham. The interaction between the Enabling Unit and Saksham culminated   in a 2 day training workshop for the VI students. Around 12 students attended and were benefitted from the workshop. They were given training and exposed to making use of freeware like NVDA and other screen reading software.

Challenging ignorance

Hitesh (name changed) resides in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh with his wife and young daughter. His 4 year old daughter was old enough to be enrolled in a nursery school. He was worried that his blindness could prove to be a hindrance in educating her. Since Hitesh often makes queries at the Eyeway helpdesk, he decided to reach out to the Eyeway toll free helpline once again.  Our counselor’s assured him that blindness surely could not stop him from ensuring that his daughter gets the best education.

Commitment to change

Mr. Mijaz (name changed) works at a Nationalized bank as a probationary officer and lives in Govindpuri, Delhi. He’d been using the Nokia E5 phone for many years and thought that it might be a good idea to switch to an android phone. He purchased an android phone but was unable to operate or access it. He got in touch with the Eyeway helpdesk enquiring whether there were any training programs that would help him understand smartphone use. Most training programs focus on computer skills and software with mobile usage tutorials mostly on YouTube.

Cricket amidst encounters

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:13 -- geeta.nair

India's recent mixed signals over Pakistan may have left a window open for dialogue once the elections in UP are over. Months after Pakistani film stars with valid work visas were hounded out, its visually-impaired citizens have been accorded all due courtesies for a cricket tournament. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations has contributed to the Karachi Literary Festival even as encounters and curfew continue in Kashmir. After a long time, New Delhi is witnessing an absence of deliberately whipped-up anger.

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