Mirza unveils musical short film B for Braille to promote literacy

Actor-filmmaker Dia Mirza Monday unveiled B for Braille, a musical short film that aims at promoting Braille literacy in the country, and called it a ‘benevolent initiative’.

An initiative of White Print, India's first English Lifestyle Magazine in Braille, the film revolves around a 10-year-old visually impaired boy who is intrigued by a book that he accidentally finds leading to a profound connection that he develops with his father's storytelling. His earnest connection with books and the stories in them drives his parents in pursuit of a way to teach their child how to read. The innocent joy and happiness on their son's face when his little fingers touch the raised dots, makes them realise the value it would add to his future life.

Praising the effort, Dia said that B for Braille is a ‘benevolent initiative’.

‘We tend to ignore the issues that don't concern us directly, but it is important that we introspect and take the more humane step.’  

‘Reading is something the sighted take for granted while it opens a whole new world for the visually impaired community,’ she added.

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