There are those who do not have the luxury of good eyesight. They are visually disabled. But this doesn’t stop them from living a life full of valor and spirit. What they lack in anatomy, they make up for more than that through their will power. And such people must be viewed in highest esteem possible for what they do isn’t anything less than a herculean task. They deserve to be respected and honored.
National Organization for Social Empowerment, in association with its partner NGO, Save the Quest, is organizing a White Cane Day Walk. The walk will take place on 15th October 2015. Every year on 15th of October since 1964, United States of America has been observing the White Cane Day Walk. This is done so as to celebrate the achievements of people who are visually impaired. A white cane is symbolic of independence for these people; hence the name White Cane Day Walk. This walk organized by Save the Quest is inspired by the day celebrated in USA and aims at sensitizing the people, especially youth of Delhi towards visual impairment.
Amandeep Singh, Founder, National NGO said that White Cane Day Walk will be done in a good spirit. It is to show the NGO’s support to the visually disabled people. These are the people who display valor all throughout their life. They may not have eyesight but they still have a vision. It is this vision that keeps them alive and makes them strong. They deserve all the respect in the world. National NGO supports such strength.
Saif Ahmad Khan, Chairman, Save the Quest, said that The White Cane Day Walk will be a tribute from STQ and National NGO to the visually disabled people. Such people are a source of inspiration for everybody. Through the walk, the NGOs would also sensitize the youth of the country towards visual impairment.
The walk-a-thon was first started in 2013 which saw participation from above 500 students. Then in 2014, around 1000 students participated in this walk and over one lakh people were associated with the drive through various social media platforms like facebook, twitter and many more. This year, the participation is expected to grow even bigger. The walk will start from 9 a.m. from SRCC, University of Delhi, North Campus .