STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Prof Kusumlata Malik, Project Incharge National Federation of Blind called upon Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu here on Monday. Prof Kusumlata apprised the Vice Chancellor about the hardships and difficulties being faced by visually impaired people especially the girls. “Louis Braille School for Sightless Girls in Roopnagar Jammu is the only school in Jammu & Kashmir UT and Ladakh UT catering to sightless girls. The initiatives taken by the government are not sufficient and need support of academicians and social workers,” she said. Prof Kusumlata also shared that she has more than 18 publications to her credit and would want her books to be translated in local dialect and be introduced at various levels in colleges and University departments as text books. She also desired that the internship of B.PED, M.PED, B.Ed, M.Ed and M.A Education students of University of Jammu be done regularly in Louis Braille School for Sightless Girls so that girls in this school can get some exposure and orientation through these interns which can be monitored by University of Jammu. Prof Manoj Dhar appreciated the dedication of Prof Malik and extended full cooperation to help the National Federation of Blind to overcome their difficulties and obstacles.
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