The Class V students of our school spent a morning with the students of NIEPVD (National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities). The Librarian of the institute took them on a guided tour of the campus. The Model School is a Senior Secondary School for the visually impaired students. It was interesting to see how the blind students carry on with their studies in a different way.

They worked in the computer lab where they could hear their instructions. In the music room some blind students were playing tabla. They had good knowledge about the different taal of tabla. Time was spent in the Model school with these children in their classrooms. The Helen Keller Bhavan was the next stop where the talking library is located. All the concerned subjects are recorded on the audio cassets and audio cds. They also have a radio station and a radio channel namely 91.2 FM Hello Doon.

Being one of the biggest institute and library in Asia, NIEPVD boasts of a collection of 1,33,000 books. MBA section i.e. Manufacturing of Braille Appliances is where blind people made many things like folding stick, chess board, slates with pen etc. Trip to this institute was a remarkable journey and a good learning experience for the students. “Now we do not feel sorry for the blind but we are full of respect and admiration for the blind students”, was the general view of the students.

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