Blind walk held in capital

Anovel programme called Blind Walk was organised in the capital on Thursday as part of the World Sight Day.

Published: 12th October 2017 10:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2017 07:35 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Anovel programme called Blind Walk was organised in the capital on Thursday as part of the World Sight Day. The Blind Walk, from Kanakakunnu Palace to Palayam, was flagged off by Archbishop Soosa Pakiam. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who was the chief guest of the concluding programme,  pledged to donate his eyes along with 800 other participants.

Fr George Kannanthanam, Founder Director of Project Vision which organised the prorgramme was also present. As part of the walk, over 100 visually challenged persons led sighted people who remained blindfolded.  The objective was to express solidarity with the visually challenged persons and to help them get sight through eye donation. Blind Walk was part of the awareness programme being organised in 250 places in five countries.

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Asian Games 2018