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Bhagavad Gita for Blind in Braille - Why All Hindu Scriptures Should Be Made Available In Braille?

Adhyatmika Chetana Samiti, a Hindu spiritual awareness organization in New Delhi, India, has brought out the Braille version of Bhagavad Gita for the visually impaired people.

‘We have already printed Krishna Chalisa, Durga Chalisa, Hanuman Chalisa, Sundar Kand. We have now added Shrimad Bhagavad Gita to the same list, which has been printed in three parts in Braille language,’ said Pandit Ramkumar Sharma, Founder and Chairman Adhyatmika Chetana Samiti.

You can buy the Bhagavad Gita here at the official website of Adhyatmika Chetana Samiti.


Why All Hindu Scriptures Should Be Made Available In Braille?

Making all Hindu scriptures available in Braille can serve several important purposes:

Accessibility: Braille editions of Hindu scriptures would make them accessible to visually impaired individuals, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, can engage with and benefit from these sacred texts.

Inclusivity: By providing Braille versions, the Hindu community can ensure that visually impaired individuals feel included and valued within their religious community. Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in religious practices and study regardless of their abilities.

Education and Empowerment: Access to Hindu scriptures in Braille empowers visually impaired individuals to study and understand their religious texts independently. This promotes education and personal growth within the community.

Cultural Preservation: Hindu scriptures are not only religious texts but also repositories of cultural and philosophical knowledge. Making them available in Braille ensures that this cultural heritage is preserved and passed down to future generations, regardless of visual impairment.

Legal and Ethical Obligations: Many countries have laws and regulations that require equal access to information for people with disabilities. Providing Hindu scriptures in Braille fulfills these legal obligations and demonstrates a commitment to ethical principles of inclusivity and accessibility.

Overall, making Hindu scriptures available in Braille is not only a matter of accessibility but also an affirmation of the values of inclusivity, education, and cultural preservation within the Hindu community.