Upasana Makati – Giving vision to blinds
Is she visually impaired? No….. Why would a person do this? These are the questions being raised for Upasana Mukati. The replies are here. This article is going to tell you about an entrepreneur Upasana Makati – Giving vision to blinds.
Upasana Makati, the founder and publisher of White print – India’s first monthly English magazine in Braille.
The work she did?
Upasana Makati, a 26 year old girl after studying communication at university of Ottawa, Canada, quit her first job in 2012 for a very noble and humanitive cause, which was just to ensure that the visually impaired population of India get something to read in Braille English.
She wasn’t having any sort of relation with any such of a kind, neither she was having any such person around her, which made her take this noble path, but it was just the humanity in her which arose and got to work.
It was her call to leave the job of public relations which led her to the peak of the frustration as she was not getting something to do of her kind as she believes in life coupled with social change and empowerment.
What you think its the charity she’s doing?
No, its not a charity venture. She believes that nobody is inferior to the other. Just the physical vision does not decide the capabilities of a person. The person without the presence of the light in his eyes does not give the Tag of a “Disabled”. It is the brain, courage, determination and an enlighted, knowledgable path that determines the capabilities of a person and Upasana Mukati’s White print is providing that path to these people.
At a time when the visually impaired were relying just on talkback softwares the braille literacy was just confined to their minds. White Print has ushered a new light.
The thing that made her to do this was when she came to know that India , a home of about 15 million blinds, the world’s largest blind populated country have nothing which would offer them the exposure of the competitive world. The closest they had was a periodical in Hindi, run by Reliance Foundation ( part of reliance industry which owns network 18, the publishers of Forbes India).
The fire inside her kept burning and the day came when in May 2013, Makati launched White Print – India’s first monthly English magazine in Braille. NAB (National Association for the Blind) was a strong support to her in the launching of this 64 page monthly magazine.
Makati herself is the contributer who is using her skills and she often writes the articles, short stories and various interesting and exciting tales related to world affairs and travelogues.
Its a great success to this noble spirited girl who made this happen and by Dec 2015, White Print had 400 subscribers, up from 200 a. Year earlier.
Upasana is upto making great adventures for society. And keeps a heart of a true entrepreneur. She has redefined the concept of entrepreneurship by blending her entrepreneurial ideas with welfare of the society. As the words seems and are truly justifiable for the ideology of Upasana Makati – Giving vision to blinds.
“True entrepreneurs find worth in the worthless and possibility in the impossible.”
This is how she made her ideas work and she is still in her journey to take White Print across the borders and serve humanity.