Berhampur, June 15 (LocalWire): Lipsarani Sahu, a visually impaired student of Berhampur University did not know much about operating computers till she attended the one-and-half month summer training course here.
Like Lipsa over 30 visually impaired students, including 10 girls from various parts of the state had joined the 45-day summer course that was organised by Milton Charitable Foundation for the visually handicapped,
“Although it was a short duration course, the camp was helpful in providing guidance on several fields, including operation of computer and how we can build our career,” said Subhajit Mandal, a student who passed Class X this year from Umarkot in Nabarangapur district.
“The camp aimed to help visually impaired students in personality development and to train them how to use computers, and use the white cane for walking on the road,” the foundation president Ranjan Kumar Biswal stated.
The camp was funded through donations, and provided free accommodation and food for all camp inmates, informed Milton Charitable Foundation secretary Madhab Kumar Bisoi.
“Like general students, visually impaired students other parts of the country have been able to showcase their talent and excel in varied fields.
However, Odisha is lagging behind on this front,” the duo said adding that they have been organising the camp for the last ten years with the objective of making visually impaired students at par with the general students.
Both Biswal and Bisoi are visually impaired.
Berhampur MLA Bikrma Kumar Panda distributed the certificate of participants to the students. The graduation ceremony was also attended by District Social Security Officer Sudhansu Sekhar Moharana.