Ombudsman office provides Braille books to visually impaired students

LAHORE: On the direction of Punjab Ombudsman retired Major Azam Suleman Khan, the special education secretary has provided Braille books to sight-impaired students enrolled in different government schools or institutions associated with the Braille printing press.

Such books were also given to private special educational institutions across the province.

According to a report submitted by the special education department to the office of Punjab ombudsman, 801 books were given in the Bahawalpur division, 430 in the Rawalpindi division and 387 books were distributed in the Lahore division.

Likewise, 356 books were given in the Sargodha division, 269 in the Sahiwal division, 197 in the Multan division, 103 in the Faisalabad division and 53 Braille books were provided in the DG Khan division.

Meanwhile, 88 Braille books were also given to other visually impaired students identified through a survey. Braille books would also be provided to more visually impaired students when their information will be provided to the special education department, the report affirmed.

It may be added here that two visually impaired students in the ninth standard of Government Boys Secondary School, Rail Bazaar, Jhang approached the office of Punjab Ombudsman for the provision of Braille books.

Khan directed the secretary of the special education department to ensure that Braille books are not only given to both the students but to other visually impaired students enrolled in different institutions in Punjab.

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