First SL Blind Walk hits the streets near Royal College

First SL Blind Walk hits the streets near Royal College

First SL Blind Walk hits the streets near Royal College

Written by Staff Writer

14 Oct, 2016 | 1:16 pm

The first Sri Lankan “Blind Walk” commenced near Royal College Colombo on Thursday.

The event involved a walk of blindfolded people led by respected blind individuals – and an ending with a resolution to pledge their eyes.

The event was organised in line with World Sight Day. Blind walks are organised across the world in five countries and at 55 locations.

The project commenced in response to a great human suffering, with 39 million people completely blind, among the 263 million who are visually impaired, globally.

A number of special performances and speeches were conducted by Friends in Action, Nethraloka and the Sri Lanka Blind Society.

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