Jan 4th 2011
Principal Secretary of Higher Education Sriman Biswal ji and Vice Chancellor of Osmania University Sriman T.Tirupati Rao, Dean of Commerce, OU, Prof Dr. Purushottama Rao, Director Academic Audit Cell & Prof. Physics Dr. C.Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Prof.Dr. R.Gopalachari from LAS VEGAS Rocke Feller Foundation USA, Dr. Vijay Kumar Principal, Kakatiya Medical College , JIVA Academy Head U.Ve. Sriman Dr. S.V. Rangaramanujacharyulu, Dr. J.Rameswara Rao Chairman JIVA, Dr. Pavuluri Krishna Chowdary, Sri.Sanjeeva Rayudu EDP Manager Intermediate Board, Controller of Examinations Intermediate Board Sri Ghouse ji and many other officers and dignitaries were present to participate in this unique programme celebrated on the occasion of World Braille Day. HH Sri Tridandi Chinnajeeyar Swamiji, Founder of Netravidyalaya blessed the occasion.
Founder of Netravidyalaya HH Sri Chinnajeeyar Swamiji released a Pamphlet about the NETRAVIDYALAYA Institutions, in the presence of Honourable dignitaries.
The programme was conducted by the students Kanthisri and Nagaraj with the co-operation of the President Smt. Gayatri Anil Kumar, Secretary Sriman Subbaraju, Treasurer Smt.Vijayalakshmi and other members of the Netravidyalaya College Committee. Principal of the Junior College Sriman V.Madhava Rao and Principal of the Degree College Smt. Vanisree gave the Academic report. Students spoke about the wonderful facilities and the education provided free to them by the blessings of HH Sri Swamiji. JET and JIVA are running these colleges in encouraging and empowering the students with high-tech skills.
Teachers and Volunteers who were doing yeomen service to educate and support these Visually challenged students were recognized and honoured on this occasion. HH Sri Swamiji offered Mangalasasanams to all the participants, well wishers, and the supporters and said that we are inviting students from all over India to utilize this opportunity. Each student was given a laptop in the class room itself. They learn with the help of laptops equipped with screen reader software like Jaws. Students give their final exams also on the laptops ( No Scribe) for which Government has given special permission and they write exams along with regular students. Osmania University is also encouraging these Blind students to learn on the laptops. This opens a new concept in the World of Education to Blind. This endeavour is empowering these students avoiding their dependability on others to the maximum extent and also in proving their abilities to serve the society in various ways.
In the World, this is a unique Institution of this kind serving the Blind Community. For the first time in the history of Education to the Blind, this is a new Paradigm that was successfully proven. All the dignitaries appreciated this initiative and use of modern technology for the otherwise abled children to grow to new heights in their career equally with the regular students.
Students gave admirable performance of a few cultural items highlighting the importance of Braille and Braille Script and Value Education. Students were given Prizes for their wonderful performance. Two students from Netravidyalaya college were selected for SOUTH ZONE CRICKET TEAM on behalf of Andhra Pradesh and also they stood as the winners. Prizes were given to them by the Principal Secretary SRiman Biswal ji Vice Chancellor Sriman Tirupati Rao with the blessings of HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. Students also gave good performance in different competitions like Typing dictation, Writing Braille, Chess, Cricket, Skipping. Academically their performance was highly appreciated. Prizes were given away by the dignitaries to the accomplishing students.
“ They want to see …. But your Hearty Encouragement ”.