MLC P. Sudhakar Reddy here on Sunday said the State government was taking adequate measures to provide special facilities to blind students in the government schools before opening adequate number of schools for the blind. He also claimed that the TRS government was striving to increase the number of schools for the blind students.
Sudhakar Reddy was speaking after inaugurating three-day Blinds National Education Convention at Ravindra Bharati organized by the All India Confederation of the Blind (Delhi) and Blind Development & Welfare Society (Nalgonda).
Sudhakar Reddy said the Telangana government was sparing no efforts to provide basic facilities to the blind and handicapped students. He also pointed out that the State government had allocated special funds for the welfare of the blind and handicapped persons. MLC K. Ramchander Rao said his party would extend total cooperation for the welfare of the blind and handicapped irrespective of political affiliations. He also stressed the need for modernize the blinds’ language Braille in conformity with the present technological revolution. He also assured that he would take the problems being faced by the blind to the notice of the Union government.
MLC T Bhanu Prasad lamented that while more than 80 per cent of the Blind people remained far from education, only 20 per cent of them were restricted to primary education only.
All India Confederation of the Blind secretary-general Padmashree J L Kaul lamented that the Telangana government was showing negligent attitude towards the first national conference on blinds in the state. He said the blind need no sympathy but only wholehearted cooperation from the governments. He said the organization has 25 affiliated societies across the nation. The society was striving for the blinds education, employment opportunities, empowerment, research and other issues.
MLC K Ramachander Rao felicitated Jessica (Switzerland), Bhushan Punani, Central Handicapped Welfare Society former chief commissioner P K Pincha, AK Mittal, Anil Aneja and others. Blinds Development and Welfare Union president Venkat Reddy, general secretary P Chokka Rao coordinated the program. Some 300 representatives from various States participated in the program. (NSS)