Founder of India's 1st Braille lifestyle magazine wins First Lady Award

Upasana Makati, founder-editor of White Print, India’s first English lifestyle magazine in Braille, is among the over 100 women who received the First Lady Award by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

The awards were given by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Makati founded White Print in 2013 and also launched Braille tactile alphabet books called Tactabet, both in Hindi and English.

President Kovind honoured 112 women from various fields across the country. A coffee table book featuring the #FirstLadies was also released.

Makati decided to launch White Print after realising that there was a total absence of reading literature for the blind in India. The magazine is printed at the National Association for the Blind in Mumbai and circulated around the India.

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