World Sight Day: Hyderabad school students participate in ‘Blindwalk’

The objective of the BlindWalk is to motivate people to donate their eyes, create vision ambassadors and to have easy systems for eye collection.

By Author   |   Published: 12th Oct 2017   3:30 pm Updated: 12th Oct 2017   10:59 pm
Blindwalk
The unique Blindwalk, which was flagged-off by CID IG, , Soumya Mishra at Diamond Point, Secunderabad.

Hyderabad: Students from several schools in Hyderabad joined a blindfold walk ‘Blindwalk’ to express solidarity with the visually-challenged on the occasion of World Sight Day on Thursday.

The unique Blindwalk, which was flagged-off by IG, CID, Soumya Mishra at Diamond Point, Secunderabad, was organised in such a way that normal blindfolded children were led by visually-challenged children and adults.

“The participants hold on to the blind person in the front after being blindfolded and depend on them to walk. This experience is very special and life changing that gives a glimpse into their dark world,” Project Vision, the NGO that organised Blindwalk said.

The objective of the Blindwalk is to motivate people to donate their eyes, create vision ambassadors and to have easy systems for eye collection.

“Despite interest in donating eyes and having pledges done, most people are not able to take the steps for actual donation, when a death happens in their family due to emotional reasons,” Project Vision officials said.

Blindwalks are held in more than 200 locations across the globe, making it the largest eye donation campaign in the world.