Blind Walkathon in association with ELCIA

On account of observing World Sight Day, annual day of awareness, ISBR CARE- CSR club coordinated with ELCIA ( Electronic City Industry Association) to execute a heart touching unique event- Blind Walkathon from ElCIA complex on 13th October 2017 under guidance of Prof. Shiva Prakash.

The objective of Blind Walkathon was to bring global attention especially of youth on eye donation, blindness and vision impairment. Participants of walkathon were blind folded   and were guided by blind students of Samarthanam Trust to experience how it feels to be blind for a day.

Dr.Alka Jain, Prof .Prabha Kiran, Ms. Yukti Kishore, Dr. Aditi Priya coordinated students throughout the event. At the end of walkathon, participants took the pledge to be sight ambassador. Awareness was spread regarding eye donation along with clarification to general misconception with respect to eye donation that mass of a society posses.

Several other organizations like TUV Reihnland, Celestrum and Institutions like IFIM B School also participated with equal empathy for the cause.

Human beings feel complete when equipped with all​ five senses. We felt ourselves incompatible in external world when we were blind folded for few hours.

Akshay Raikwar, from ISBR CARE, CSR club, shared his experience mentioning that he found it difficult initially and was scared when he was bling folded during walkathon. He felt overwhelmed when he interacted with blind students of Samarthanam Trust and found how well they are managing their lives as well as contributing towards their families and society.

Experience is a learning tool which reflects the best to serve society. To be free from superstition, actually enhances inner spirit that generates energy enough to care for environment and social beings.

Contributed by-

Dripta Ghosh

MBA (2017-19)

Writers’ & Media Club


 

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