National Institute of Professionals (NIP) in Kolkata – an NGO working for the blind and visually impaired – has released a Durga Puja Guide Book in Braille. The book contains information about Durga Puja in Kolkata, Puja Pandals and also a map of important puja areas in the city.
"With the Braille Durga Puja Guide, which provides a detailed map of all the leading puja pandals of Kolkata, we hope the visually impaired can indulge in pandal-hopping like the rest of the city does," said Debajyoti Roy, secretary of NIP.
The guide book was compiled in collaboration with the Forum For Durgotsab,
West Bengalgovernment, Rotary International and Public Relations Society Of India (PRSI).
In addition to the guide book, special arrangements for the differently-abled and senior citizens would also be made.
"There are 180 Durga Puja committees under our forum and every year we take the initiative to do as much as possible to make the differently-abled and senior citizens feel welcome and comfortable. This year, we aim to provide more services," said Forum vice president Partha Ghosh.