Aircel Blind Man Car Rally 2014
‘Aircel Blind Man Car Rally 2014’ to fund schools held in city on Sunday
The visually impaired as navigators showed the way to a sighted person with the help of Braille Maps
Hyderabad to have exclusve Call Center for Blind: Telkar S. Baba of National Association of Blind
Hyderabad, June 08, 2014: Aircel, in association with Round Table India, National Association of Blind and AP Motor Sports Club organised ‘Blind Man Car Rally’ here in city on Sunday at Radisson Hotel at Gachibowli.
The Rally was flagged off by Actress Madhu Shalini, Hamir Bakshi, Regional Business Head—South of Aircel. Round table members Riaz, Area Chairman; Sumit Vice Chairman, Kishore Past Chairman graced the flag off.
Nearly three people gathering at the flag off as the novelty of the rally attracted lot of participation.
The rally was organized with an aim to encourage and showcase abilities of visually impaired. Over 56 people with support from visually impaired as navigators drove cars on a pre-decided route of the rally. The route details were given in Braille language and the visually impaired used Braille maps to navigate and guide drivers.
The rally was held, based on the TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) concept. After flagging off at Hotel Radisson it ended at the same venue covering a total of 50 kilometers at 1pm
At the end of the rally, the Prizes were distributed in the afternoon by Mr. Hardeep Singh, Circle Business Head of Aircel.
The funds generated from the event will be utilized for the constructions of government school buildings informed Kishore, Former Area Chairman of Round Table. So many years of independence, Millions of Indian children have never, ever been to school. To reach out to this group of underprivileged children, Round Table India across the country started adopting projects aimed at providing quality school infrastructure. Through its National Project “Freedom Through Education” - it has built 4712 classrooms S in 1720 Government Schools at a total outlay of Rs.130 CRORES impacting the education of 5.2 million children.
Speakingh on the occasion film actress Madhushalini said visually impaired may not have vision, but they look through their brains eye. Being born blind shouldn’t be curse. Blind too have abilities like any other normal individual and they are capable of many things. Society must recognised this she said. We must provide better empolyment opportunities to the blind she said. And added that they are not less than any ordinary human beings.
Speaking at the occasion, Hamir Bakshi, Regional Business Head- South II, Aircel, said; “The Rally for the Blind is a novel concept and when we were approached to support the cause, we were more than delighted to do so. Aircel constantly strives to undertake initiatives for development of the community we operate in and we are happy to partner with Round Table India for this unique rally. There is an urgent need for the society to become sensitive to the needs of the visually impaired and this initiative is a great way to highlight their abilities and their extraordinary skills. I am extremely happy to be amongst this august gathering to flag off the rally.”
Speaking on the sidelines of the rally Mr. Telkar S. Baba Of Natrional Association of Blind said the association is conducting lot of training programmes for the blind such as how to used stick, Mobility training, paper plate making etc. We also provide placement services to the blind. Visually challenged can be ideally employed in call center, massge centers and others. There is an exclusive call center for blind in Mumbai. Hyderabad will soon have one exclusive call center for blind he said.