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Smart sticks for visually challenged

Aligarh: Chief executive of Welcome Trust, Dr. Shahid Jameel presented 25 smart walking sticks’ to AMU’s Pro Vice Chancellor Brig (Retd) S. Ahmad Ali to be used by visually challenged boy and girl students of the University’s Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged Students to enable them to walk safely and with self confidence. Dr. Jameel said that with the help of these smart sticks visually-challenged students and people can walk safely and confidently because of digital waves and vibrations. Wife of Pro VC Brig (Retd) S. Ahmad Ali, Mrs. Rizwana Ali also announced gifting of 10 smart chhadis for such students. Speaking on this occasion the Pro VC said that better residential facilities have been provided for boy and girl students of this School and 130 ramps have also been built for visually and physically challenged boy and girls students studying in this University and arrangement for a lift is also being made. In addition to these, Braille Section in Maulana Azad Library is also being airconditioned. He also praised the work being done by Ms Firdaus Rahman, Principal of Ahmadi School. Mr. Piyush Channa, who had come from IIT, Delhi for this occasion said that his objective is to train the students and teachers of this School and to create a sense of self confidence in these students with the help of this ‘ultrasound’ chhadi. Ms Firdaus Rahman, Principal of Ahmadi School while speaking on this occasion said that the students of this school are fortunate, to avail of all these facilities, which are provided here, because in no other university of the world so much care is taken and so many facilities provided to such students.

 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 June 2015 on page no. 15

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