A THE HELPING HAND:
This Every human being has bond to share with every other. The awareness of this bond makes us to reach out, hold the hand, and touch the heart. Some of us rely on touch, much more than others. They are special, differently able. We refer here to our visually challenged kin. They do without sight, the faculty that is supposed to communicate to us, 80% of the information of the world around. They struggle; they toil, but never lose heart. They study undeterred by the delay in getting text books in Braille, they study undeterred by the lack of teachers. They strive to be independent in every sense.
Aniruddha’s Bank for the Blind’, a joint activity of the `Shree Aniruddha Upasana Foundation’ and ‘Aniruddha Aadesh Pathak’, is committed to bond, by way of offering service to humanity. Initiated by the grace and blessings of Sadguru Shree Aniruddha Bapu, this `bank’ stores knowledge in the form of audio cassettes and CDs that are based on the curriculum of school, college and university study. The recorded material is given free of cost to the students.
As of this moment apart from regular academic syllabi, the bank has recorded course material for acupressure, massage, etc. conducted by `National Association for the Blind’ (NAB) as also for technical courses like motor coil winding and lathe training, i.e. courses that will equip the visually challenged to become independent and lead them to feel the joy of contributing to the society. Also visually challenged students studying for banking examinations, for the LLB course, post graduation courses in various subjects have also received audio material as per request.
PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL IMPORTANCE AND REACH OF THE WORK:
What needs a special mention is the material, which is recorded in the regional languages of India. The project intends to reach out to the entire nation has in fact reached out even beyond the borders even to beneficiaries in Pakistan.
The recording is done by volunteers in the office of Aniruddha’s Bank for the Blind’ or in their homes. The volunteers trained in recording and editing (meticulously eliminating unwanted and disturbing sounds). The CDs are then checked and delivered to beneficiaries.
Their outside world be named as dark, but on the inside, there is a light, it help to see the love, the positive in every being, the light that touches every heart and binds all of us, children of one God.
Let us be part of this noble cause, let us hold hands, and let us feel the bond.