Vikala Vikasa Louis Braille award conferred on Dr.N. Dasharath
Mysuru: Marking World Braille-Day commemorating the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille language for the visually impaired, Vikala Vikasa Trust had organised a programme at Patrakarthara Bhavan here yesterday.
Speaking on the occasion, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Member-Secretary B.P. Devamane disclosed that a separate Court for physically challenged people would soon be opened in city.
He said that only cases pertaining to physically challenged people would be taken up in that Court. He revealed that misusing the benefits of a specially-abled person would invite a jail term of two years and harassing such persons would attract 5 to 6 years of jail sentence.
He contended that the Government has given many facilities for the physically challenged who should be made aware of their rights and legal protection so that they are not deprived of any opportunity.
Vikala Vikasa Trust Managing Trustee S.S. Vaidyanath opined that the Government should organise programmes at schools and colleges commemorating World Braille-Day. He said that Braille language has helped many visually impaired people to come up in career and in life.
University of Mysore Political Science HoD Dr. Krishna Hombal expressed an apprehension that the digital era could replace Braille script which should not be allowed.
He said that admitting a visually-impaired child to school would not suffice but the Government should create a congenial atmosphere for such students with specially trained teachers.
Vikala Vikasa Louis Braille award was conferred on Dr.N. Dasharath, HoD of Law, Bangalore University. State Vice-President of National Association for the Blind Ramesh and others were present.