Recording books for visually challenged, this girl fulfills social responsibility through reading
Feroke (Kozhikode): Farshana's voice is turning into stories and poems for people who have no vision. Out of sheer social commitment, Farshana is sending voice clips of reading books and articles in the WhatsApp group of Kerala Federation of the Blind.
An internship student of Optometry in Kozhikode Puthalathu Eye Hospital, Farshana devotes her leisure time to read fictional and non-fictional text for the visually challenged people. She came to know about WhatsApp group of Kerala Federation of the Blind through Snehatheeram volunteer wing.
Farshana was interested in reading from a very early age and she concentrated more on reading during the lockdown. She said that while reading stories and novels to the visually challenged people, she gets more inspired and interested in reading. She is daughter of Vellayil native Abdul Gafoor and Rasiya.
'Amavasi' written by Madhavikutty and K L Mohana Varma, 'Kuda Nannakkunna Choyi' by M Mukundan and 'Vellathoovalinte Manasakshi' by Sarasamma were read and recorded in multiple episodes.
Dr Suresh, medical officer of Puthalathu Eye Hospital, also support Farshana in her reading mission. He opined that Farshana is fulfilling the social responsibility to the visually challenged people. He also provides her books to read.