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)

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