Hindi fortnightly for blind launched

March 19th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) The inaugural edition of India’s first Hindi fortnightly for the blind was launched here Monday by Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani.

Envisaged to promote the access to information and enhance availability of contemporary news material for the visually challenged across the country, “Reliance Drishti” is edited by Swagat Thorat, who has been running a Braille fortnightly in English with a readership of around 24,000 people since 2008.

Covering a wide range of topics from current affairs to health and food recipes, the fortnightly is expected to reach a circulation of over 20,000 through 325 institutions working with the blind in the country.

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