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World Blind Walk Held in Assam Don Bosco University
Date : 17 October 2019

 World Blind Walk Held in Assam Don Bosco University
World Blind Walk Held in Assam Don Bosco University



World Blind Walk, an initiative of Project Vision was held today in Tapesia campus of Assam Don Bosco University in collaboration with NavJan, Lions Club, Jyoti Niketan and Siso Sarothi, Guwahati. The event is part of its global humanitarian call for eye donations to visually challenged people. Over a dozen students and faculty who participated in the Walk took a pledge to willingly donate their eyes after death to visually challenged people.

Vice Chancellor, Fr (Dr.) Stephen Mavely, while addressing over five hundred students, faculty members of the University and members of various civil society organisation said, “It is a very different world for people who have no vision, especially the younger ones.

This event is a way to conscientize about the reality. In the life of so many people around us we all know one or more or many more blind people in our surroundings, in our families, in our villages, let's think of them as we do this work and it is one way of making us open our eyes to what we can do which is also one of the aims of our university getting engaged in the life of the less privileged.”

Similarly, Fr (Dr.) Joseph Mappilarambil, Director, NavJan, who initiated this event also said, “It is alarming that more than 217 million people around the world are suffering from visually challenged problems and sicknesses. 39 million people are visually challenged across the globe out of which 15 million people are from India. India is now home to the world’s largest number of blind people. We can do something serious to address this problem. We can be the light to remove the darkness from the society.”

 World Blind Walk Held in Assam Don Bosco University
World Blind Walk Held in Assam Don Bosco University



Monjib Mochahari
Assistant Professor
Department of Mass Communication
Assam Don Bosco University, Sonapur, Assam


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