Mysuru: The Rotary Clubs of Mysuru and HD Kote, Round Table India, Ladies Circle 109 and Project Vision organised Blind Walk 2015 at Mysuru.
More than 100 visually impaired students from various schools participated along with the members of the clubs who walking blindfolded to create awareness for the cause.
The rally started from Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple passed through Gandhi Square, Ashoka Road and came back to Kote Anjaneyaswamy temple.
The walk was organised to create awareness on eye donation. Blind Walk was inaugurated by Mysuru Warriors Captain Manish Pandey.
There are around 15 lakh visually impaired in country among which 60% are children and youth. The population of visually impaired has been increasing at a rate of 30,000 every year, said Rtn. Dr. Bharath Eshta.
He added that people should come forward to donate their eyes to bring a ray of light to those with visual impairment.
Members of Mysuru Warriors team, visually impaired students from Rangarao Memorial School, Government School for Visually Impaired and other institutions, District Rotaract Chairman Mahadevaswamy, Rotary Zone 7 Asst. Governor H.R. Keshav, Rotary RI District 3180 Past Governor R. Guru and The Project Vision Co-ordinators Dr. Jayaram and Dr. Jayanth were present on the occasion.
People interested to pledge their eyes may SMS: Eye ‘name’ ‘place’ to 9902080011.