Regd Office: Hyderabad Regn: No 965
All India Confederation of the Blind
(Best National NGO Award Winner)
Affiliated to WORLD BLIND UNION
Braille Bhawan (Behind Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Sector-5. Rohini, Delhi - 110085 (INDIA)
Phone: 011-27054082 E-mail: email@example.com
Telefax: 011-27050915 Website: www.aicb.in
Ref: AICB/A-17/2012 Dated: 21.05.2012
Patrons Dear Colleagues,
Mr. B.V. Reddy
Dr. M.V. Shirdhonkar We are pleased to inform you that it has been decided that in order to popularize
Braille further nationwide, we should organize an essay competition in Braille.
With this end in view, we are organizing this essay competition in memory of
President Madanlal Khandelwal, an ardent supporter of the blind. The competition will be
Mr. A.K. Mittal titled “All India Madanlal Khandelwal Memorial Braille Essay Competition” and will
be held in different Indian languages and English from 2012 onwards. It will be a
regular feature of our activities and shall carry attractive cash prizes. Many of you
may be aware that Late Shri Madanlal Khandelwal based in London, was a
Vice President-Cum- reputed social worker and sponsored various Braille promotion programmes
during his life time through this Organization. He also made a handsome
Dr. Anil Aneja
donation of Rs. 20,00,000/- to this organization for Corpus Fund.
The detailed rules and procedure for the Contest are given below:
Vice President 1. For the current year Braille essay competition shall be conducted in the
Mr. V. K. Singh following languages:
Mr. J. L. Kaul
From next year onwards, it will be our endevaour to open the competition to a few
other Indian languages as well in a phased manner.
Miss M. Muthuselvi 2. There will be two groups of competitors—one Junior group up to the age of
Mrs. Ranju Aggarwal 25 years and the second Senior group from the age of above 25 years.
3. The participants can write on the following topics:
Junior group (Hindi): “Bhartiya Pariprekshya Me Drishtibadhiton Ke Liya
Samaveshi Shiksha—Kitni Prasangik Kitni Safal?”
Mr. V. K. Chadha
Junior group (English): “Inclusive education for the visually impaired in the Indian
context—how relevant, how successful?
Chair : National Women
Committee Senior group (Hindi): “Bharat Me Braille Ka Bhavishya—Chinotiyan Aur
Mrs. Manjula Rath Sambhavnaen.”
Senior group (English): “Future of Braille in India—Challenges and Prospects”.
4. The essay should be written by the blind participants in one of the
languages mentioned in this letter at serial No. 1 of the rules.
5. Essays should be written in uncontracted Braille in Indian languages. For
from Income Tax English, the essays should be written in contracted Braille (grade-2).
80 G of I.T. Act 1961
6. Essays should be written by Braille slate or Braille typewriter/Perkins Brailler. In
no case should the essays be entered on the computers and converted into
Braille through a translation software.
7. Essays should be written on one side of the sheet only and each page number
should be marked in continuation at the top right-hand corner.
8. Minimum length of the essay for junior group should be between 600-800 words
and for senior group between 800-1000 words inclusive of applicant’s name, age,
address phone No., topic of the essay. The essays not written as per the
prescribed word limits shall not be included in the competition.
9. The Competition has certificates and three cash prizes of Rs. 10,000, 5,000 and
3,000 for junior as well as for senior group competitors in each language. Thus,
in each language there shall be 6 cash prizes for the winners.
10. The essays must be completely original in nature.
11. The essays in each language shall be examined by reputed persons and their
decision shall be final and binding for all.
12. For determining the best three entries in each language group the following shall
be kept in mind:
ii. Language and style
iii. Braille proficiency and neatness
13. Last date for receipt of essays in Braille in this office shall be 31 st August, 2012.
14. On each envelope language of the essay and junior or senior group should be
We hope and trust that you will give widest possible publicity to this event so that more
and more blind persons could take part in this activity.
With kind regards,