"Blind people do not get jobs in Orissa"

Few visually impaired persons are able to get employment in government and other sectors in Orissa, eminent citizens said in a seminar on Sunday.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 18:58 PM IST

Berhampur: Few visually impaired
persons are able to get employment in government and other
sectors in Orissa, eminent citizens said in a seminar on Sunday.

"It is high time reservation for visually impaired
persons in government jobs is strictly followed as many
educated blind people do not get jobs in the state," noted
advocate Niranjan Nayakhe said.

Principal of Lingaraj Law College Jugal Kishor
highlighted various opportunities where blind persons could
work efficiently like people with normal health.

Employment opportunities for the blind are now not
limited to the field of education. Scopes are many for them in
the area of digital technology, Prabir Kumar Pradhan, a blind
computer instructor said.

The speakers included academicians, advocates, social
activists and educated blind at a seminar organised by Milton
Charitable Foundation for the Visually Handicapped.

PTI