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Career fair for people with disability on Saturday

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:36 -- geeta.nair

Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, a Ballari-based non-profit organisation, will organise a job fair for physically challenged people at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, on Saturday. Addressing a media conference here on Monday, Ashok Kumar S., regional manager of the trust, said that around 30 employers, including a couple of major companies, were expected to participate in the event.

HOD With Disability, a 1st at Presidency College

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:14 -- geeta.nair

CHENNAI: Associate professor Jayachandran’s is a story of many firsts. A first-generation graduate from an agricultural family, he was also the first visually challenged student to earn a PhD in Tamil literature at the international level. Last year, he was made the Head of Tamil department in Presidency College, the first visually challenged person to become HoD of a department in the college’s 175-year history.

Soaking in the Feeling

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 10:46 -- geeta.nair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As devotees bustled about, caught in the ‘pongala fever’ at the Attukal temple premises on Tuesday, Smitha Titus walked slowly, wedging her arm in her brother’s. Binu, younger to Smitha, was speaking intently, explaining the different sounds, the different sights and she concocted her own impressions from what was being said. She would occasionally pause to listen keenly to the sounds.  Smitha is visually impaired. She was at the Attukal temple to soak in the festive spirit.

Blind school teacher from Jharkhand writes Hindi translation of Holy Qur’an in Braille

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 11:14 -- geeta.nair

Jharkhand: A blind school teacher from India’s Jharkhand state surprised everyone by writing the Holy Qur'an in Braille language, Dunya News reported citing BBC Hindi news service.

While pursuing her B.A, Nafees Tareen desired to read Holy Qur’an but none of the masters showed interest to educate her as she was blind.


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