Hyderabad, Hundreds of students joined walk blindfolded to express solidarity with the visually challenged people In Hyderabad today, it started at Diamond Point in Secunderabad on the occasion of The World Sight Day. Blind Walks held in over 200 locations across the globe, making it the largest eye donation campaign in the world.
The BlindWalk is that the normal blindfolded people are led by visually challenged people. The participants hold on to the blind person in the front after being blindfolded, depending on him/her to walk. This experience is very special and life changing that gives a glimpse into their ‘dark world’.
The most important objective of the BlindWalk is to motivate people to donate their eyes. The second objective of BlindWalk is to create Vision Ambassadors. 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. And the third objective is to have easy systems for eye collection. The program connects the Eye Banks to the community, making their services and contacts available to everyone.
National Association for the Blind, Eye Bank Association of India, Art of Living, 104 Arokiavani, Rotary and Rotaract, National Service Scheme, Catholic Health Association of India, CBCI-CARD and Madura Microfinance Limited are some of the national agencies that are part of organizing the BlindWalk. While The Muthoot Group is the main corporate support, Alcon, Essilor, CBM, and a host of local sponsors are supporting this social cause.