WARANGAL: On the occasion of World Braille Day on Friday, former Union minister Dr Shashi Tharoor launched the 2nd edition of Ayurjyothi, world’s first book on Ayurveda in Braille, in New Delhi. The author of the book, Dr Anil Kumar Puli, is a renowned ayurvedic physician from Warangal.
Ayurjyothi’s first edition had already been applauded by many eminent persons not just in the country but even in Brazil, Germany, Mauritius, Netherlands and Bahrain.
This book is helping many visually challenged persons across the world in following ayurveda, without any assistance.
Previously, Dr Anil Kumar’s book found a place in Limca Book of World Records as the world’s first book on Ayurveda in Braille. He was also honoured with the ‘Louis Braille’ award by the Mauritius government. Mr Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “On #WorldBrailleDay today, Dr Anilkumar Puli, president of @ProfCong Warangal, presented me a copy of the world’s first Ayurveda Book in Braille, “Ayurjyothi”. This is a second edition put together by him and his collaborators. Well done!”
Dr Anil Kumar said the book was intended to guide the visually challenged to learn and adopt the good lifestyle to keep themselves hale and healthy.
The book inspires the ‘readers’ and at the same time popularises Ayurveda, the ancient medical science from India, he said.