Louis Braille Writer’s Club


Louis Braille Writer’s Club has been established in the college to cater to the academic and cultural needs of the visually challenged and disabled students of the college. There are presently more than 50 blind students studying in various classes. ‘ The Louis Braille Writers’ Club has 60 members who help the blind students by reading out to them their texts and primarily working as writers for them during the college and university examinations. This club provides writers for the blind students of other colleges also. The club also organizes various activities for the blind students such as cultural programs, welcome and farewell functions, seminars and workshops.

Functions are also organized to pay tribute to Luis Braille on his Birth and Death anniversary. The programs are entirely handled by blind students. Milind Kshirsagar andPooja Kamble, the coordinator of this club have taken efforts to establish and run this club successfully in past two years. Prof. Neeraj Bhagat, Students’ welfare officer, Prof. Jayant Salve, coordinator of Phule Adhyasana and Prof. Jaywant Ahiwale, head of Marathi Department have been coordinating the activities of the club.

The blind students participate in various events like :

  • AIDS awareness workshop
  • Voter awareness drive
  • Atish Zhade participated in International Instrumetal competition held atLucknow in Dec 2012.
  • Kailas Gund secured first prize in national swimming competition held at Chennai.
  • Tushar Yadav participated in district and national level cricket matches.
  • In a program organized on 18 September 2013, the writers of the Louis Braille Writers Club were felicitated by giving certificates at the hands of Mrs. Meera Badve, Director “Nivant Andha Mukta Vikasalaya”, and Dr. Dhananjay Bhole. Both the guests inspired and motivated the blind students through their speech. A counselling session was organized as part of the same event in which the blind students were briefed about the special facilities available for them in the college.
  • World Blind day was celebrated on 10th October 2013. Eye donation Posters were displayed all over the campus. Professor Ram from TIT institute was invited to give a talk on new avenues in careers for blind students.
  • As part of the 81st year celebration of the college, Writers Club and Ruby Hall clinic jointly undertook a special drive for spreading awareness about organ donation. Posters were displayed all over the campus. More than 100 students registered themselves at the stall erected in this drive.

 
For the distinguished services done by the writers ‘club ,Nowrosjee Wadia College was awarded the first Louis Braille Award instituted by Louis Braille Blind And Disabled Institution, Lonikand.