S. D. BRAILLE-CUM-TAPE
LIBRARY FOR THE BLIND
(Sponsored by the Social Welfare
S.D. Braille-cum Tape Library
for the Blind was established with a token grant-in-aid from Social
Welfare Deptt. of the Govt. Of Haryana in the year 1980. There
after it has continued to earn grants-in-aids from theDeptt. from
year to year.
facilities to the Blind persons for their mental and intellectual
growth and thereby enable them to stand on their own.
the Blind Students of school and college levels with texts in
Braille and recorded cassettes for their day to day use.
To offer post
rehabilitation service to In-service teachers, lecturers, post
graduate scholars and researchers in the manner they desire.
To make available
reading material for pleasure and general reading to all categories
of visually challenged persons.
With the consistent patronage of the Deptt. Of Social justice
and Empowerment, Govt. Of Haryana, this library has built up an
infrasturcture which promises to grow into a great center of learning
for the Blind. At present our stock or books and cassette is as
In addition we have a semi-sound
proof cabin for recording, and office, a Library hall and a reading
room. All these are properly frunished with the necessary apparatusses
With the introduction of the
Library we have eminently succeeded in raising the general standard
of performance of our Blind scholars. This would be evident by
the no. Of Ist divisions secured by our students.
Moreover some our scholars have
toppars th University in their respective subjects namely
Our sphere of activities is very wide. We have to cater to the
needs of the students from Matric to M.A. M.ed. and even M.Phil.
classes in all the arts subjects like English, hindi, Pol.Sc.,
History , Music and education. In addition recorded material about
general information and current affairs is also made available.
Over and above this the syllabi and courses ofstudy are changed
so fequently that we have to strive hard to copy with the load
of work. Add to this our offer of Client oriented scheme under
which we record material on asking by our clients.
This library is bieng run by one of the premier voluntary agency
of North India namely Shri S.D. Sabha (Regd.) Ambala Cantt, through
one of its sub-committees. Members of this sub-committee are most
prominent persons of this town.
Membership of the Library at present stands at about 530. Although
we do not have ay counsellor on the rolls of the Library yet we
endeavour in every possible way to help, advise and guide these
people to get fixed up in life. We undertake all sorts of correspondence
on their behalf. We are indeed grateful to the Govt. Of Haryana
for the Special consideration it has shown towards the employment
of the Visually challenged persons. Over six hundred Blind persons
have so far benefitted from the sevices of the Institure and th
Braille Library for the Blind.