As many as 300 students from rural parts of Tamil Nadu participated.

Nethrodaya organised a two-day State-level conference on ‘Career Counselling and Guidance’ for visually-challenged people. On the occasion, R. Natraj, Chairman, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, was conferred with the ‘Best Service to the Differently-Abled Community Award.’ In his address, Mr. Natraj said that visually-challenged people should enhance their employability skills and try to get a job in Government sector.

Also, Milan Dass, a senior research officer, was honoured in recognition of his invention of a carom board, which was designed for visually-impaired people. He was conferred with ‘Best Compassionate Inventor for the Visually-Impaired Community Award.’

V. K. Jeyakodi, Principal Secretary and State Commissioner for the Differently-abled, highlighted the various schemes of the State Government for the differently-abled.

C. Govindakrishnan, Founder, Nethrodaya, said “Our aim is to achieve total empowerment of the visually impaired community.” C. Govindakrishnan, Founder, Nethrodaya said “Our aim is to achieve the total empowerment of the visually impaired community.”

Nina Reddy, Executive Director, Savera Hotel, and Mukesh, playback singer, were present on the occasion. On the occasion, audio study materials were distributed to the students of standard X and XII. As many as 300 students from rural areas of Tamil Nadu took part in the programme.

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