SHILLONG, April 5: The Christian faithfuls suffering from blindness in Meghalaya will get a chance to read the Bible in Khasi after a Braille Bible written in Khasi was today released at a function held at Dim Hall, Shillong.
The Bible Society of India (BSI), Shillong Auxiliary in collaboration with the KJP Synod Sepngi released the Braille Bible in the presence of SM Rapthap, vice chairperson RWBSC, Rev P Dkhar, secretary BSI, Shillong, Rev Samuel Thambusamy, Director (Media & Special Audience) besides others.
Speaking to The Sentinel, after the release, Rev P Dkhar said, “This is a first time in history for the people belonging to the Khasi community to get a Braille Bible and this greatly benefits those who are visually impaired.”
He said with the Khasi transcript Braille Bible, the people can read it and hopefully their lives will be touched by the words of God and eventually change their lives for the better.
Rev P Dkhar informed that the journey in realising the publication of the Khasi Braille Bible took around 4 years.
“The KJP Synod Sepngi had written to us (BSI) to come up with a Khasi Braille Bible and thus the work started,” he said.
He informed that the BSI as of now has only printed around 25 copies of the Khasi Braille Bible which is being distributed to those people who are visually impaired.