The symbol of the white cane

Nov 17, 2011

The ability to travel safely and independently is a critical issue to everyone in our society. We all want to get to our destinations in the safest and quickest way possible.

This is no different for people who are blind or partially sighted.

To honor the many achievements of blind people, the Amway Opportunity Foundation celebrated International White Cane Safety Day in India on October 15, along with its partners.

Near our headquarters in Delhi, Amway volunteers celebrated at the Gandhi Peace Foundation with a show put on by visually challenged students and local officials.

AOF also presented 150 white canes and motivational books in Braille, along with chief guest, Mr. M. Mishra, Member of Parliament.

The white cane symbolizes blindness, but also mobility. And on this special day, we also use it as a symbol to recognize the hard work and generosity of our partners.

Thanks to Raj Narain for sharing this story.

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