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The world’s first ever Bangalore Blind Walk took place in Bangalore from the Metro station on the 24th of August, Sunday form Metro station on M.G. Road to Bal Bhavan in Cubbon Park. The unique walk was flagged off by Chief Commissioner of Persons with Disabilities, Govt of India, Shri Prasanna Kumar Pincha, a visually challenged person himself. The walk had over 600 people from different walks of life participate and more than 100 organizations were represented at the walk.

For everyone it was a special experience to walk without seeing depending on the person in the front who was blind. The entire group walked on the top boulevard of the Metro Station to reach Kumble circle. From there the Walk proceeded on the Mahathma Gandhi road towards the Cubbon Park to enter into Bal Bhavan. The whole walk was more than a kilometer covered in just over 30 minutes.

Reaching Bal Bhavan everyone who participated took an oath to donate their eyes and work for the blind persons. The beautiful dances from Samarthanam by the visually challenged and the mime by Shooonya kept everyone to ’feel being blind’, which was the objective of the walk. Volunteers from St Anns College were the volunteers leading the walk. Amway was the Event Partners.