Bhopal: For connecting children with
news reporting and conveying their views to people through
newspaper, Braille version of children’s newspaper Peace Gong and
Talking Newspapers were released here today at a function
organised by Arushi institution.
Releasing them, Madhya Pradesh Government’s Principal Secretary
Social Justice Mrs. Aruna Sharma said that this novel initiative
of computer magazine with Braille newspaper will be very
beneficial for sight impaired students.
She hoped that media will
play meaningful role in bringing forth talents of people who are
giving remarkable contribution in various walks of life.
Mrs. Sharma said that maximum number of children should get
associated with this newspaper and give flight to their
Secretary Social Justice V.K. Batham was present
on the occasion. Arushi institution also started a two-day
training workshop simultaneously.
Earlier, Professor of Sikkim University and Chairman of Gurudev
Rabindranath Tagore Foundation T.K. Thomas threw light on the
salient features of Peace Gong newspaper.
He said that this
Braille newspaper for children is the first of its kind in Asia.
Besides various states, children of many countries are also part
of it. These children share their cultural, social and educational
experiences with each other.
They also express their
views on common social concerns through this newspaper. The last
issue of Peace Gong newspaper was published on completion of
International United Nations Volunteer.
At the outset, Ms Alpana Bhattacharya threw light on children’s
creative participation in Peace Gong newspaper and activities of
The programme was conducted by Ms Lavanya Garg.
Prof. (Dr.) Rohit Trivedi, Vedabhyas, Anil Mudgal and
large number sight impaired children from Arushi institution and
Blind Welfare Federation and students of Sanskar Valley School
were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the Talking Newspaper was played on a laptop through
Audio CD of Peace Gong newspaper.