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12 July 2012

Braille version of children’s newspaper Peace Gong and Talking Newspaper released in Bhopal

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By Pervez Bari

Bhopal: For connecting children with news reporting and conveying their views to people through newspaper, Braille version of children’s newspaper Peace Gong and Talking Newspapers were released here at a function organised by Arushi institution.

Releasing them, Madhya Pradesh Government’s Principal Secretary Social Justice Mrs. Aruna Sharma said that this novel initiative of computer magazine with Braille newspaper will be very beneficial for sight impaired students. She hoped that media will play meaningful role in bringing forth talents of people who are giving remarkable contribution in various walks of life.

Mrs. Sharma said that maximum number of children should get associated with this newspaper and give flight to their creativity. Secretary Social Justice V.K. Batham was present on the occasion. Arushi institution also started a two-day training workshop simultaneously.

Earlier, Professor of Sikkim University and Chairman of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation T.K. Thomas threw light on the salient features of Peace Gong newspaper. He said that this Braille newspaper for children is the first of its kind in Asia. Besides various states, children of many countries are also part of it. These children share their cultural, social and educational experiences with each other. Besides, they also express their views on common social concerns through this newspaper. The last issue of Peace Gong newspaper was published on completion of International United Nations Volunteer.

At the outset, Ms Alpana Bhattacharya threw light on children’s creative participation in Peace Gong newspaper and activities of Arushi institution. The programme was conducted by Ms Lavanya Garg. Prof. (Dr.) Rohit Trivedi, Mr. Vedabhyas, Anil Mudgal and large number sight impaired children from Arushi institution and Blind Welfare Federation and students of Sanskar Valley School were present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the Talking Newspaper was played on a laptop through Audio CD of Peace Gong newspaper. 

[Pervez Bari is a senior Journalist based at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is associated with IndianMuslimObserver.com as Bureau Chief (Madhya Pradesh). He can be contacted at pervezbari@eth.net]

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