Visually challenged teacher honoured - The New Indian Express

Visually challenged teacher honoured

Published: 10th November 2013 08:18 AM

Last Updated: 10th November 2013 08:20 AM

Visually challenged teachers, under the aegis of the Vellore-Tiruvannamalai District Blind Teachers Association, gathered here on Saturday to celebrate Teacher’s Day and representatives of the Blind Teachers Association from the districts of Madurai, Cuddalore, Salem, Dharmapuri and Villupuram participated.

The teachers participated in the celebrations along with their spouses, some of whom were also visually impaired, and children. They made an appeal to the State government to hold special grievance camps on a periodical basis in all the districts to redress the problems faced by the differently abled persons. They also wanted the State government to provide training in computer application to all the blind teachers under the ongoing Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) scheme.

Officials from the Education Department, led by DEO D Manoharan, assured all support to the visually impaired teachers. The occasion was also used to felicitate one of the senior colleagues, B Ravichandran, who was promoted as HM of a government higher secondary school in Krishnagiri district. Shankar, secretary of the association, said, of the 600 teachers who were shortlisted for promotion, Ravichandran was the only visually impaired teacher on the list. He said was a great honour for visually impaired teachers as well as for the district. He is the second blind teacher  to get this honour. The first was Manoharan, who retired this year.

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