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Touch and Smell Park for the visually impaired to be set up

Touch and Smell Park for the visually impaired to be set up
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Nizamabad: There is some good news for the visually impaired as the State government has decided to setup a ‘Touch and smell park’ for their...

Nizamabad: There is some good news for the visually impaired as the State government has decided to setup a ‘Touch and smell park’ for their convenience at the Tilak garden in the town.

The park is being setup so that the blind, the deaf and dumb could also enjoy Nature’s beauty and experience bliss. The seven wonders of the world will also be displayed for the public at the park.

At present, such kind of touch and smell park exists only in Norway and the second of its kind would be setup in Nizamabad town in Telangana State.

Many important historical incidents, artifacts, stupas and emblems connected with India and the Telangana State would be setup here.

By visiting this park, people will get an idea about the milestones in the history and geography of Telangana State, India and world. The transport policy of the world will also be described in the park.

Already, officials of the departments concerned have made a study tour to do the ground work in setting up the park.

They have also setup sub-centres in Adilabad, Medak and Karimnagar districts to carry out their studies. All the centers connected with geography were also setup and funds worth Rs 58 lakh were already released.

The park is being setup to give a morale booster to the visually impaired. They should not suffer from inferiority complex.

The blind will also get a feel of the Seven Wonders of the World like Taj Mahal, Statue of Jesus Christ, Great Wall of Chine, Eiffel Tower, Egyptian Pyramids, Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Collegiums.

The miniature replicas of Charminar, State Legislative Assembly building, India Gate, Parliament and Jantar Mantar, Red Fort and Qutub Minar will also be setup. Dinosaurs, snakes, elephants will also be setup.

The Government has also setup a civil services coaching centre for the blind who, earlier, used to go to Chennai to take coaching. A Resorts Centre for the Visually Impaired was constructed at a cost of Rs 50 lakh for giving coaching.

Around 300students were taking coaching here and those who took it earlier are now well settled in banks and government jobs.

Speaking to The Hans India here on Sunday, some of the visually impaired students expressed their happiness over government’s decision in setting up the ‘Touch and Smell Park’.

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