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Assam to provide free textbooks to visually impaired students

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:11 IST

Sonowal said his government has taken up various programmes aimed at uplifting the lives of the 4.4 lakh 'dibyangs' (differently abled) in Assam.

Assam to provide free textbooks to visually impaired students
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

What can be termed as one of the noble steps by the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that his government would provide free textbooks to visually impaired students of the state

The chief minister made the announcement while releasing a guidebook for the visually challenged students for competitive examinations.

Sonowal said his government has taken up various programmes aimed at uplifting the lives of the 4.4 lakh 'dibyangs' (differently abled) in Assam.

Titled 'An Approach to Competitive Examinations in Braille', the guidebook is prepared by the State-level Advisory Committee for Students and Youth Welfare.   

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