City-based chapter of the National Association for the Blind recognised the efforts of 50 children from local schools who acted as scribes for visually-challenged students of different colleges and university in this year. An award ceremony was held at Aasha Kiran Vocational Training Centre for the Differently Abled, Sector 46.
The programme was held in memory of Helen Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968), an celebrated American author and political activist who suffered from multiple disability of visual, hearing and speech impairment since her birth. A musical programme also followed the ceremony. Anupam Singh, a teacher of Government Model Secondary School, Sector 19, was especially praised for her contribution in providing writers for the purpose over the last few years.
Students were awarded trophies and certificates by the director, social welfare, Rajesh Jogpal, after which an hour long musical programme. Those who performed included Murli Dhar Soni, head of music department, Government College for Girls, Sector 11; Sarabjit Singh; Navjot Singh; Romi; Saniya; Rohit; Sanjiv Gandhi; Palvir and Manglesh.