Visually impaired at Taj Mahal


150 Visually impaired at TAJ Mahal

On the morning of 9th November, the Blind Stars paid a visit to the Taj Mahal. Every visitor, be it from India or from some far away corner of the world would agree that Taj Mahal, the beautiful piece of poetry carved in white stone is meant to be ‘felt’ and not just to be seen. This is exactly what the Blind Stars did. They felt every nook and corner of this monument and absorbed in the serenity and beauty surrounding it.

The entry from the main gate was facilitated by the CISF. The guide shed some light on the history and architecture of this world famous monument. Miss Nikita Patil and Mohd. Raza Hassani read out the epitaphs engraved in Braille script in the main tomb area and also pointed out some mistakes in the text.

Visually impaired at Taj Mahal

The Blind Stars saw the Taj Mahal from the eyes of the volunteers escorting them and felt the beauty of its architecture with their hands. They did not forget to capture those moments in photographs so that they could cherish them forever. “Visually impaired at Taj Mahal” visit was organised by Antardrishti – Agra based social development organisation committed to the cause of blind people.

The Taj Mahal – a white marble mausoleum located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife of three, Mumtaz Mahal.

Read the full report – Agra Convention 2014 – Report – HTML with Audio/Video

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