Madhya Pradesh: Sanchi becomes first blind-friendly heritage site
Buddhist sites in Sanchi have recently become the first friendly world heritage monuments in country for the visually challenged.
Special tactile walkways, signages in Braille, beepers and a Braille map would make the famed Buddhist monuments, including the Stupa, come alive for the visually challenged, who will also be also allowed to “feel” the grandeur in every sense.
As per ASI, this is the first archaeological site in the country where a visually challenged person is taken from the gate of the site to the monument. They are even being allowed to touch and feel the monuments.(TOI)
Month: Current Affairs - January, 2012
Topics: Braille • Buddhism • Buddhist art • Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India • Indian religions • Maurya Empire • Mauryan Art • Sanchi • States and union territories of India • Stupa