- Abhijit Nath, NET Correspondent, Tripura
Agartala, July 26, 2022 : Tripura University, the lone central university in the state on Tuesday opened ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ facilitation centre in the campus of this higher educational campus to cheer up the visually challenged users i.e. Divyaganjan.
In a press communique, TU’s Assistant Registrar in-charge Dr M Mishra stated “Using accessible technology to empower the visually challenged, the central library of the university has set up assistive technology, digital lab to make print and reading materials digitally accessible to the visually challenged users of the library.”
The ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’ Facilitation Centre at central library was inaugurated by the Fire and Emergency Services minister Ram Prasad Paul in presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ganga Prasad Prasain, Registrar Dr Deepak Sharma and other luminaries of the central university on Tuesday.
Expressing pleasure to have a unique type of facility in the University for the benefit of the visually challenged divyang students of the state, minister Paul said that such platform would break the barrier in knowledge dissemination and it would enable users of the university and the state as well for their teaching, learning, and research works. He congratulated the university authority for taking such an innovative initiative.
Citing the significance of ‘Sugamya Pustakalaya’, VC Prof GP Prasain explained to have such a facilitation centre which will be immensely helpful for visually divyang students of the state. Prof Prasain further added that in future, this lab will be converted into a bigger one for the larger interest of the divyang users.
A blood donation camp was also organized by the University fraternity on the occasion. The entire programmes were covered under COVID-19 protocols.