Unique car rally for visually challenged

February 15th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb. 15 (ANI): In a unique car rally here on Monday, dozens of visually challenged people helped their sighted partners to navigate through the city.
Each of the cars had the adventurous duo of a blind navigator and normal person to drive through the 65 kilometers long route.
The car was steered as per the directions given by the visually challenged navigator who noted all the routes from a Braille direction book.
Organised by the National Association for Blind, this rally witnessed a large number of participants.
We are going to have a good time. All of us are here together and also got a chance to meet new people, noted Bhagwanbhai Patel, a blind navigator.
Noted documentary film maker and an ace from the arena of advertising, Prahlad Kakkar said that visually challenged people are not vulnerable people and that they are capable of contributing their mite to the society.
Public should know that visually challenged people are not helpless at all. They have a pride and a need to contribute to the society. And our society has become sensitive to recruit the blind people at workplaces,said Kakkad, ace documentary filmmaker and advertising expert.
Bollywood actress Urvashi Sharma, music director Rajeev Mehra and social worker Poonam Mahajan were among the celebrities to cheer the participants of the rally.
According to an estimate, there are at least nine million visually challenged people in India. (ANI)

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