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DRAWING ATTENTION:Visually challenged persons taking out a rally in the city on Monday.
DRAWING ATTENTION:Visually challenged persons taking out a rally in the city on Monday.

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MADURAI: Members of Rainbow Association for the Blind, led by its secretary A. Job, staged a demonstration here on Monday to draw the attention of the government to its nine-point charter of demands.

According to the protesters, they urged the government to build houses for the visually challenged who were homeless.

As was the practice during train travel, where an attendant could travel at a concessional fare along with visually challenged persons, the government should extend the facility in buses also all over the State.

The monthly financial assistance provided should be increased to Rs. 1,000 from Rs 400. The free bus pass renewal should be done every three years.

Job opportunities for visually challenged persons should be created in the district and ATM cards issued to them voluntarily by public sector banks, they added.

They took out a procession from Tallakulam Telegraph Office to the Collectorate and submitted a memorandum to the officials.

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