Indore: Man uses cards to prepare Braille notes
This man collects unused greeting and wedding cards, punches subject notes on them with a Braille slate and distributes them to the visually challenged students.
Himself 70% blind Kamlesh Kanodiya,32, a resident of Nootan Mandal locality, has distributed about 10,000 such notes to the blind students through various organisations so far.
His help mantra is: ‘Give me used up wedding and greeting cards and I will make them useful for the blind students.’
Kanodiya has done his masters in music and says he has even punched Braille notes for the visually challenged students of Chimanbagh Sashkiya Sangeet Mahavidhyalay of Indore. The college has kept them in its library.
Usually, he gives these notes to Class 10, Class 12 and graduation students free of charge and knows how to make things simpler for students—no wonder he is making full use of being a trained B Ed teacher too.
But, why does he use wedding and greeting cards? Kanodiya says because they easily take Braille impression due to their thickness.
How much time does one session take? Kanodiya says from two days to more than a week—“it depends on my schedule.”
But it does take a lot of effort, he says it through meaningful gestures.
Secretary Anubhuti Vision Sewa Sansthan Indore Chanchal Salaria says he has not only donated the Braille notes to the organization but also visits the Sansthan to teach the blind students on his own.
It is a big help, Salaria says as Braille books are not easily available and the ones which the government provides under the Sarv Sikhsha Abhiyaan are only meant for the students enrolled.
Dileep Verma, a resident of Pardesipura, who has donated many wedding cards to him, says it is a noble cause, adding he has been donating cards to him for the past two years
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