OVER 500 people experienced life without vision for an hour at the Blind Walk, which was held to raise awareness about problems faced by the visually impaired on World Sight Day at Sector 17 Plaza in Chandiagrh on Thursday. Punjab's cabinet minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu flagged off the walk and also walked along with the aspirants. While appreciating the efforts of the dialogue highway, Navjot Sidhu said, "I am quite happy to be a part of this unique initiative which keeps the humanity alive". Somewhere the earth and somewhere the sky is missing.
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Kozhikode, Oct 12 With an objective to motivate the people to donate eyes, "Blind Walk-2017", participated by about 139 visually challenged persons and more than 900 people from different walks of life, was taken out here today.
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The walk was led by 50 visually impaired students of the School for Blind, Sector 26. It witnessed the participation of volunteers, social activists, doctors and students from local schools and colleges. Prominent among who joined the walk included the state president of BJP, Chandigarh, Sanjay Tandon, PGI director, Jagat Ram, Punjabi actress, Japji Khaira, Punjabi singer Pammi Bhai, Hardeep Gill and Gurkirpal Surapuri.
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Project Vision North East, an organisation that works for the blind, has highlighted that the World Health Organisation (WHO) report in 2010 indicates that India is home to the largest number of blind people which accounts to 15 million persons. As per Census 2011, there are 2852 visually impaired persons in Chandigarh. "Such initiatives will go a long way".