JMI celebrates ‘World Braille Day’ to create awareness

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The program saw the presence of all B.Ed and M.Ed students and also faculty members such as Mohammad Asjad Ansari, Ansari Ahmad, Arif Mohammad, Mohammad Abrar Alam

Naheed Zahoor, Head of Teacher Education & Non-Formal Education, emphasized the importance of Louis Braille’s contributions to the visually impaired and urged them to conduct high quality Braille research

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) celebrated World Braille Day on January 4, 2022 with a series of programs on their campus.

January 4th celebrates World Braille Day each year to commemorate Louis Braille, the French educator who invented the Braille system. Since then, the braille system (script) has been a source of learning, knowledge and wisdom for visually impaired people around the world.

Tasneem Fatima, Pro-Vice Chancellor, JMI, met with the visually impaired faculty members of the university, heard their problems and assured them to address them in the best possible way.

The program saw the presence of all B.Ed and M.Ed students and faculty members such as Mohammad Asjad Ansari, Ansari Ahmad, Arif Mohammad, Mohammad Abrar Alam and many other faculty members. The program ended with a formal thank you from Saurabh Rey.

A symposium was organized by the JMI “Enabling Unit” at the Institute for Teacher Education and Non-Formal Education.

Naheed Zahoor, Head of Teacher Education and After-School Education, was the main guest at the event and emphasized the importance of Louis Braille’s contributions to the visually impaired. She also encouraged the B.Ed. and M.Ed. specialty students to do high quality research on Braille.

Mohhamad Faizullah Khan, program coordinator, underlined the purpose of Braille Day and why it is being celebrated as an international event.

The Child Guidance Center (CGC) of the Zakir Husain Memorial Welfare Society, JMI, under the direction of Sara Begum, Secretary General of the Society, celebrated World Braille Day.

The importance of Braille as a means of communication for the visually impaired was extensively discussed and how it helps to raise awareness of the full realization of human rights in an inclusive society. A discussion also took place during the program on how to view Braille literature as an important aspect of education for the visually impaired in learning music, math and science.

Last updated on January 5, 2022

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