Amway India, the country’s largest FMCG direct selling company, celebrated the 210th birth anniversary of Louis Braille with its 11 NGO partners for the eleventh consecutive year by organizing myriad initiatives. In Gurugram, Amway inaugurated the refurbished computer training center for the visually impaired by upgrading the equipment and accessories and provided Braille books for the school library to further aid in Braille learning of the visually impaired students. Amway had set up this computer center in 2010 under its National Project for the visually impaired. In line with the Government of India’s ‘Accessible India’ initiative, Amway currently supports 11 computer centres across the country, benefitting more than 1,000 visually impaired students every year.
The event was attended by Usha Kundu, ACP CAW, Gurugram Police. Present on the occasion were Rahul Gupta, Vice President – Procurement & Planning, Amway India and Padma Shri JL Kaul, Secy. General, All India Confederation of the Blind. As a part of the programme, a special cultural dance performance was organized by the visually impaired students of AICB, followed by Braille reading by the students.
Louis Braille invented the Braille system to enable the visually impaired individuals to read and write. World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4, the birth date of Louis Braille to recognize his contributions towards helping the visually impaired individuals to remain part of the mainstream society by reading and writing like a normal person.