World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille.
He invented the Braille system for the blinds or people will partially vision. Since the system is used by such differently-abled people to communicate it is also called a language.
Louis Braille was born in France on January 4th, 1809. He was not born blind, however, lost both his eyes in an accident. Despite being differently-abled he was excellent in studies and thus received a scholarship to France’s Royal Institute for Blind Youth.
Braille is a representation of numerical and alphabetic symbols using six dots to represent each letter and number, and even mathematical, musical, and scientific symbols.
The credit for establishing World Braille Day goes to the United Nations. The objective is to raise awareness of the importance of braille in education, communication, and social inclusion.
How schools can celebrate the day?
The Educational Institution including schools can organize activities like quiz, especial assembly, fundraising activities, donate brail books, invite a guest(s) who have overcome their weakness and set examples for the society, etc. If you have some other idea, please suggest it in the comments box.
One such personality which every Indian should know about is Mr. Shekar Naik, former captain of the India national blind cricket team. We would request the schools to know more about him and tell the students about him.