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Thu, 03/09/2017 - 10:33 -- geeta.nair

Visually impaired teacher, who once sold candy at the railway station, is now a motivational speaker

A year ago, K. Suguna and her husband, Elumalai, sold candy at the Tambaram Railway Station. The couple, both visually impaired, made about ₹ 150 - ₹200 a day. They saved the bulk of it for the education of their two children — Vijay and Supriya. Today, Suguna is not only a school teacher, but also a motivational speaker.

PM Modi to distribute aid, assistive devices to disabled on birthday

Fri, 09/16/2016 - 10:53 -- geeta.nair

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will distribute aids and assistive devices to the disabled at the Samajik Adikarita Shivir organised by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and & Empowerment in Gujarat’s Navsari district on his birthday on September 17.

Gujarat Governor O.P. Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Minister for of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot and other dignitaries will also grace the occasion.

New tactile bank notes let blind people get a feel for money

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 10:54 -- geeta.nair

New tactile bank notes let blind people get a feel for money Caitlin Fitzsimmons
31 Aug 2016, 5:14 p.m.
The new $5 note features a small bump on both of the long sides to assist blind and partially sighted people. Photo: RBA
The new $5 note features a small bump on both of the long sides to assist blind and partially sighted people. Photo: RBA

For Bruce Maguire, the best thing about the new $5 notes coming out this week is the presence of two small bumps "about the size of a chocolate sprinkle".

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