India’s first garden for visually impaired in Calicut varsity
Thenhipalam: In a first in the country the Calicut University opened the country's first blind-friendly garden on August 11 at the campus. Speaker P Ramakrishnan and the other dignitaries, attended the function and will also embrace a blindfold to experience the world of the visually disabled. The park was inaugurated at 9:30 AM on August 11.
Along with the invitees the students from the Kolathara Higher Secondary School for the differently abled will also be attending the inaugural function. Over 65 local and indigenous varieties have been set up at the park.
The names of the plants have been imprinted in braille. "Touching the special sticker labels with a sonic labeler will generate an audio explaining the details about the plant" said Prof. Dr. M Sabu, incharge of the project. The Carpology center with dried fruits and seeds will be thrown on display to the public after an inauguration by P Abdul Hameed MLA.