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Gujarat Chief Minister launches ‘Balsrishti’ monthly to commemorate World Braille Day

“ Gujarat Government to convert all books in state libraries into e-Library, to reach 2-crore household soon”

– Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Wednesday: In yet another first, the Gujarat Government has decided to convert all the books in the state libraries into e-Library making them available to the knowledge hungry at their desktops, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said here today.

Speaking at a function to mark the World Braille Day organized by Education Department, he said the ‘Vanche Gujarat’ campaign started last year has helped the number of readers in Gujarat libraries increase from 47-lakh to 87-lakh in a year. There are on average 20-lakh books in the library. The campaign may soon result in these books reaching 1.50-crore to 2.0-crore households in the state. He congratulated all those associated with the Vanche Gujarat campaign.

 

The Chief Minister on the occasion launched a monthly magazine ‘Balsrishti’ in Braille for the visually challenged. It is perhaps for the first effort of its kind in the country. The function was conducted by the blind students.

Mr. Modi also launched on the occasion an audio book prepared from the books by jail inmates.

Mr Modi now looked forward to celebrate the beginning of Swami Vivekanand 150th birth anniversary year-long celebration from January 12, 2012.

Those present on the occasion included Education Minister Ramanlal Vora, Minister of State Vasuben Trivedi, vice-chairman Harshad Shah, legislators, educationists and students.

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PM lauds first ever goods train reaching Manipur’s Rani Gaidinliu Railway Station
January 29, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has lauded the first ever goods train that reached Rani Gaidinliu Railway Station in Manipur’s Tamenglong district and said that Manipur’s connectivity will be enhanced and commerce will be boosted.

In response to a tweet by the Minister of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Shri G Kishan Reddy, the Prime Minister said;

"Transformation of the Northeast continues.

Manipur’s connectivity will be enhanced and commerce will be boosted. Wonderful products from the state can travel all over the nation."