Hundreds Go ‘Blind’ In Solidarity With the Visually Challenged
What is it like to walk blind-folded in traffic? An innovative effort to motivate people to donate eyes.
On the occasion of World Vision Day on October 13, hundreds in Bengaluru walked blind-folded. The goal: to understand what it means to live life without vision. And also to learn to empathise with the visually impaired, and not merely sympathise.
The blind-folded participants walked up a busy road with honking cars and traffic lights. The participants realised how something as basic as walking can be a challenge for some.
Most of the blindfolded participants needed the help of the visually challenged to walk without trouble.
The Blind Walk was organised by the non-profit, Project Vision. Anand H Doddanna, whose young son suffers from a rare genetic disorder that has led to loss of vision, conceptualised the event. The objective was to to motivate more and more people to donate their eyes. The Quint’s Parul Agrawal spoke to a few participants about their experience.
Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim
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