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World Sight Day walk 2015

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“No one is useless in this world, who lightens the burden of another” – Charles Dickens

India holds the world’s largest number of blind people. Out of 39 million blind people across the globe, approximately 15 million are from India. But did you know 80% of blindness can be preventable and curable? Devnar foundation is one of those NGO’s that understood this mismatch and is constantly striving to prevent this through timely intervention. Their Mission is to provide vision and raise awareness  about blindness and help the visually impaired.



Half of the people become blind either because they can’t afford the high costs of treatment, or people require reading glasses but do not have access to them. That is why, Devnar foundation has taken all the efforts to come up with this event called the “World Sight Day Walk 2015” – an international day dedicated to raising awareness about avoidable blindness and vision impairment. This is the first event in itself where all participants will be given an eye band to tie around the eyes and will walk blindfolded.  They will be guided by the visually impaired students and guides from Devnar school.

Devnar Foundation for the blind is the largest and the best Institute for the visually challenged in India. In this school, education, boarding and lodging are free for all those visually challenged children. This is the first English medium school for the blind in our country. For the adult visually challenged people, this school give vocational training and employment opportunities. Presently, they manufacture quality Eco-friendly products like paper cups, paper bags, files and candles.
This event is all set to happen on the 4th of October 2015 at Necklace Road. It is expected to witness over 5000 participants and celebrities like Tollywood actors, Politicians and VVIPS have also been invited to attend this fist “Blind walk” happening in Hyderabad. RamCharan is the chief guest for the event.

Details on the event
When does it begin – it is planned to begin from 6.30 AM on 4th October 2015

Where: Necklace Road

Agenda for the day – One km blindfolded walk followed by cultural program by the students of Devnar School for the blind.

Who can participate – Anyone. Participants are requested to wear white or orange coloured shirts.

“It is open for everyone who supports and understands our cause. Because unlike the other walks that are held one day and forgotten the next day, we believe and take our cause very seriously so we’ll be doing a series of such unique events as part of our mission to give VISION and to raise awareness and funds to prevent/cure blindness that can be avoidable” quotes Grishma, a key person at the foundation.

Registration fee – There is a registration fee of Rs.100. Participants are provided with eye bands, food and a free diabetic check up at LifeSpan Clinic in Marredpally, Secunderabad. Click here to register.

So, mark 4th October 2015 in your calendars to walk the path to support the mission of Devnar foundation and spread awareness about vision, and the scope of avoiding blindness. You can also join the FB event by clicking here.





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  • Soumalya Chakraborty

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