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Bhagavad Gita for Blind People – Gita in Braille Script

Only limited number of copies of the Bhagavad Gita in Braille Script, meant for the visually impaired people, is published and it is also not easily available. In an attempt to make the Bhagavad Gita in Braille Script available to those who require it, B B Chaudhary, assistant commissioner with Delhi Police, has translated the Bhagavad Gita into Braille script.

The small Bhagavad Gita handbook for Blind People is now ready for publication and will soon be distributed around the world.

Times of India reports

On what made him choose the Gita one of the many Upanishads for translation, Chaudhary says, "It's a part of Mahabharata in which Sanjay describes the war to Dhritrashtra, the Kaurava king. The idea came to my mind because Dhritrashtra was blind.'' Chaudhary juggled between his busy work schedule and book translation to come out with the final draft.

Hailing from a village near Sasaram in Bihar, Chaudhary came to Delhi to prepare for civil services and got selected in 1996. "I was in class VIII and was listening to one of the BBC programmes. I came to know about Braille and decided to learn it. In 1999-2000, when I was posted in Delhi, I learnt Braille at the National Association for Blind.''