Madurai

IAB celebrates annual day

A Braille version of 2016 Act released

MADURAIStudents of Indian Association for the Blind (IAB) put up a show filled with songs and dance performances during the institution’s 34th annual day celebrations on the campus at Sundarajanpatti here on Saturday.

Students of different classes performed yoga, patriotic dances and songs. They were given special training for the performances, said the teachers. A total of 38 students were given prizes for overall academic and sports-related activities.

A Braille version of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, was released by the school. Justice S.S. Sundar of the Madras High Court, who was the chief guest, received a copy and distributed prizes to the students.

He said the Act empowered the differently abled by providing them equal opportunity. Praising the institution and its founder S.M.A. Jinnah, Justice Sundar said Jinnah had stressed the need for self-sustenance of the differently abled over 30 years ago.

“I urge the lawyers from the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court to conduct workshops for donors, students and teachers to make them more aware of the law. I will render any assistance to the advocates’ team,” he said.

Abdul Raheem, vice-president of the IAB, recounted the history of the association and said visually impaired people would continue reaching greater heights.

Advocate K. Samidaurai was also present.

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