BlindWalk is a novel idea developed by Project Vision to express solidarity with the visually challenged people with the caption ‘Feel Being Blind’. Through this experience people are motivated to donate their eyes. Conducted in US, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Dubai and India, it the largest eye donation campaign in the world and is part of the eye donation movement started by Project Vision.
The specialty of BlindWalk is that it blindfolds sighted people and takes them on a Walk in public place. Started with the first BlindWalk on the M G Road in Bangalore in 2014, about 500 BlindWalks have been conducted so far. The most touching aspect of the BlindWalk is that it is led by visually challenged people. While they walk in the front with their white canes, the
blindfolded participants hold on to them to find their way.
The second objective is to create Vision Ambassadors. Despite having pledges done, most people are not able to take the steps for actual donation, when a death happens in their family. The answer is to have Vision Ambassadors in every community, who will do the coordination with the diseased family and the Eye Bank. Third objective is to break the myths surrounding eye donations. Anyone can donate their eyes. There is no age limit for eye donations. People with any diseases can also donate their eyes. The face will not be disfigured due to eye donation, which can be done at home itself through a simple operation.
Blind Walk 2021
4th Oct. Second Thursday.
WORLD SIGHT DAY
BlindWalks organised in multiple locations in Karanataka, Kerala and Chandigarh to express solidarity with the 40 million visually challenged people globally.
Participants pledged to donate their eyes to give them sight.
‘Love Your Eyes’ – theme for this year World Sight Day.
Care and protect your eyes.
Project Vision Team
Blind Walk 2019
BLINDWALK IS THE LARGEST EYE DONATION PROGRAM IN THE WORLD. It is a very successful event to express our solidarity with the visually challenged people and also to promote the message of eye donation all over the world, specially in India. We are taking this movement forward with a similar campaign on World Sight Day, 2019. This year the date falls on 10th of October, being the second Thursday. Many organisations and institutions and the public will be part of the program. Large number of social, educational, health and religious groups will
come together to create a better society where every blind person will be better taken care of and every blind persons who can see would be helped to see again through eye donation. The program is planned across India in various states and places. More than 200 BlindWalks are planned across India and a few outside India this year.
Blind Walk 2018
The program on world sight day organised by us as WORLD BLINDWALK with the support of various organisations in 2018. It was conducted in Five countries spread across 250 locations. About 100,000 persons participated. Most of them have pledged to donate their eyes.
Former Chief Justice of India, Shri Venkatachellaih, flagged off the Bangalore BlindWalk from St Joseph’s School in which about 800 persons blindfolded themselves to express their solidarity with the visually challenged persons on World Sight Day
This was part of the World BlindWalk organised by Project Vision in 150 locations across six countries in which about 100,000 participated,making it the largest eye donation dive in the world. The Walk ended at the Samsung Opera with the pledge by the participants to support the visually challenged persons and to donate their eyes after death. Mr Sandeep Bothra, Country Business Head of Alcon, led the group in taking the pledge.
Blind Walk 2017
Blind Walk 2016
Blind Walk 2015
Blind Walk 2014
Bengaluru is host to the first ever “Blind Walk” The world’s first ever Bangalore Blind Walk took place in Bengaluru 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.