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Radio Jyotirgamaya prepares audio books

14-Sep-2011

Radio Jyotirgamaya has prepared a set of course-oriented audio books for the students of BA and MA courses which will enable the visually impaired students to prepare for their exams. Recently, audio cassettes and CDs of these books were handed over to the students.

 

Chandigarh: Panjab University's community radio station 91.2 Jyotirgamya has completed the recording of audio books for students, as part of their voluntary activity towards the community.

These are B A and M A course-oriented books, which were recorded in English and Hindi to facilitate visually impaired students for their exams. Audio cassettes and CDs were handed over to the students on Wednesday at the radio station, located inside the School of Communication Studies (SCS) campus. 

"I needed audio books for compulsory and elective English subjects for my B A II course. At school, we were provided with books in Braille but it is difficult to get college books converted into Braille as one book is converted into several volumes, which is not user-friendly," said Rishi Kumar Sharma, one of the visually impaired students. 

"I am very thankful to radio Jyotirgamya for providing me with audio books," said Sharma, who studies at Government College in Sector 11. Sakshi Dua of Economics department, one of the volunteers of book reading, said, "It gives me great sense of fulfilment to be capable of serving the community."

"I am very happy that we have completed the first phase of preparing books for visually impaired students and thankful to all the students who participated in book reading. I would want to inform the readers that we have a fresh set of books to be recorded and volunteers are welcome," said Archana R Singh, SCS chairperson.

Source: Times of India