World Braille Day observed as reminder to uplift blind persons


The World Braille Day was marked on Wednesday around the globe, including Pakistan, as a reminder for providing accessibility and independence to the visually-impaired persons.

Talking to APP, in connection with World Braille Day, Director of Pakistan’s first ever Braille Book Corner Gosha-i-Noor Raja JavedIqbal said that National Library of Pakistan (NLP) opened a library for special persons in 2018, marking the birth anniversary celebrations week of Louis Braille – the inventor of Braille system for visually impaired persons.

He said more than 50 braille books, including copies of The Holy Quran have been placed in this corner, while around 7,000 other books were available, “and the number is being increased gradually.”—APP