Digital Canes Donated To Ahmadi School Students

  • Posted on: 29 May 2015
  • By: asif.mulla
Digital Canes Donated To Ahmadi School Students

Dr. Shahid Jameel, CEO, Welcome Trust, presented twenty five “Smart Canes”, a helping hand for the visually challenged, to the students of Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged, Aligarh Muslim University.

These digital canes shall ensure easy, convenient, independent and safe mobility for the visually challenged students.

Addressing on this occasion, Dr. Shahid Jameel said that the Smart Canes were launched in India to empower visually challenged people. He said that he was interested to provide these canes to every student of Ahmadi School.

On this occasion, Mrs. Rizwana Ali, wife of the Pro-Vice Chancellor, announced to donate 10 digital canes to the school.

In his presidential remarks, AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. S. Ahmad Ali said that 130 ramps have been constructed to facilitate visually and physically challenged students. He said that several lifts have been installed at in various buildings of the University to facilitate easy and smooth mobility. He assured that soon the Braille Section of the Maulana Azad Library will be air-conditioned.

Mrs. Firdaus Rahman, Principal, Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged said that students of this school were lucky and privileged to be taken care of in a manner which was difficult to find anywhere in the world.

Mrs. Rahman appreciated the support of AMU alumni who were benevolent in showing their compassion for students of this school and showering favours in the form of digital cane, Laptops, computers, musical instruments, close circuit camera etc.

Mrs. Rahman also thanked Mr. Piyush Channa and his team for conducting orientation workshop for teachers and students which would acquaint them with the device and its use for convenient and safe mobility.

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