Amway Celebrates White Cane Day in India

Oct 27, 2010

Did you know that October 15 was International White Cane Day? Raj Narain sends this update from Amway India

The white cane is a symbol of a blind person, a tool for mobility which tells us that a blind person needs space to walk.

To honor the many achievements of blind and visually impaired people and spread awareness about the right to safe mobility for visually challenged in India, the Amway Opportunity Foundation in Delhi partnered with Bhartiya Netraheen Kalyan Parishad, a leading NGO (nonprofit organization) that supports the blind, to celebrate this special day.

Volunteers helped visually challenged people cross the road, and gave them new white canes. Traffic police and officials participated, and received leaflets from the volunteers.

The event was witnessed by local government officials in Delhi, including Dr. M.P. Singh, Additional Standing Counsel, and Mr. R.P. Yadav, Deputy Director of Education.

Amway Opportunity Foundation also organized International White Cane Day Awareness Week across India, with partners in Kolkata, Patna, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad Trivandrum and Madurai.

It was rightly said by Helen Keller that there is no lovelier way to thank God for your sight, than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

  • 3 Comments

    • mohel doctor says:

      Hey man I only wanted to take a moment to say i love reading your website.

    • Jesse Hertstein says:

      Thanks so much! JH

    • ameet ganvir says:

      Really Great work by Amway India

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