Walk in the Dark event event in Aizawl raises awareness about avoidable blindness
Over 300 visually impaired and blind children took part in the event Walk in the Dark organised in Aizawl in Mizoram. Among those who were present were well-known people as well.
The walk was kicked off by Mizoram Government's Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Dr Lalnunthara. Professional footballers Jeje Lalpekhlua and Zohmingliana Ralte also joined in.
The walk is part of an ongoing campaign by India Vision Institute (IVI) in different parts of India to raise awareness about vision impairment and vision screening, especially among children and adults from underprivileged communities.
The Walk has come to Aizawl after seven cities since 2014. These are Chennai (November 2014), Hyderabad (April 2015), Delhi (October 2015), Mumbai (March 2016), Bengaluru (October 2016), Goa (November 2017) and Kolkata (April 2018).