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Bengaluru Group Walks Blindfolded To Spread Awareness

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World Sight Day: BlindWalk 2021 is the most recent in a sequence of such annual walks.

Bengaluru:

On the event of World Sight Day, a bunch of blindfolded individuals walked from Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha to the High Court this morning to create consciousness round imaginative and prescient impairment.

It was a brief stroll of 1 kilometre however a difficult expertise on the identical time that felt for much longer for these with eyesight. The group, which consisted principally of scholars, needed to be guided within the stroll by these with visible incapacity. The intention — to assist these with imaginative and prescient perceive a little bit higher what it’s like for the visually-impaired individuals to maneuver round.

BlindWalk 2021 is the most recent in a sequence of such annual walks and was organised by Project Vision in affiliation with the Good Quest Foundation. Other walks had been additionally organised in several elements of the nation.

“The experience was very difficult. I understood how challenging it is. The people walking behind me were at a different pace from the ones in front. I will donate my eyes so that I can give eyesight to people. It was an enriching experience and it opened my eyes,” a lady, who participated within the stroll, stated.

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It was a brief stroll of 1 kilometre however a difficult expertise on the identical time.

The BlindWalk was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner of Police Manjunath Babu. He stated that folks with blindness deserve a lot better consideration and that the one-kilometre stroll felt like a four-kilometre stroll because the problem of strolling with out sight is large.

Mr Narayanaswamy additionally led a pledge for eye donation after loss of life.

He stated, “There are 15 million people who are blind in the country, out of which about three million could see again if only more people came forward to donate eyes.”

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