ASI releases books in Braille

Asia-Pacific, December 26 2015

GUWAHATI: Four books, published in Braille, on archaeological sites in the North East have been released for the first time by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Guwahati Circle.

Person reading Braille.The books in braille include a guide book on Sivasagar, three brochures, a booklet on Sri Surya Pahar Archaeological Museum in Goalpara and Stone Jar of North Cachar, Assam, Superintending Archaeologist Dr Milan Kumar Chauley said.

The brochures in Braille include Monuments of Sonitpur and the four tombs (Maidams) of Ahom kings at Charaideo in Assam and monuments of Tripura, he said.

The publications in Braille are the first of its kind published by the Guwahati circle for visitors with vision disabilities to the site and it has been printed at the Government Braille Press in Guwahati.

Chauley said that the guide book is the first of its kind by the Archaeological Survey of India printed in Braille and is for free distribution.

The book was released by Assam Governor P B Acharya during the ASI’s ongoing ‘World Heritage Week’.

The Week is celebrated every year from November 19 to November 25 to create awareness about the cultural heritage of the country.

The Guwahati Circle is celebrating the same this year at six of its monuments in the North East– Rangghar and Ghanshyam House in Sivasagar, Bhubaneswari Temple at Rajnagar and Unakoti in Tripura, Sri Surya Pahar at Goalpara and Bamuni Hill at Tezpur in Assam.

Source: firstpost

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