Braille version of Assamese Dictionary ‘Hemkosh' gifted to PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given  a copy of the Braille version of Assamese Dictionary ‘Hemkosh' from Jayanta Baruah in New Delhi on 21 September 2022.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal were also present at the occasion.

Hemkosh is the first etymological dictionary of the Assamese language based on Sanskrit spellings. It was compiled by Hemchandra Baruah in the 19th century.

The Braille version ‘Hemkosh’ was conceptualized and published by Jayanta Baruah.


Braille system : 

  • Braille is a universally accepted system of writing used for visually impaired persons. It consists of 63 characters, each made of one to six raised dots arranged in a six-position matrix or cell. 
  • These characters are embossed in a line on paper and a person reads it by passing the fingers lightly over the manuscript. 
  • It was invented by Louis Braille in 1824 in Paris

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