Children with visual impairments experience Delhi’s rich history at an inclusive walk
Delhi is not just India’s political capital but has a rich history and culture too. To bring the magic of its past alive, Rising Star Tours and Travel organised an inclusive outing that included children with visual impairments.
Eighty children enjoyed a walk through Delhi’s rich past during a Heritage Walk in The Lanes of Delhi organised by Rising Star, which specialises in inclusive trips for visually impaired children. Many of the children in this group were visually impaired and they were escorted by a bunch of trained volunteers.
The aim of the walk was to bring alive the glorious chapters of Delhi’s past from the Mughal rule to the freedom struggle. The old winding streets, buildings, food and heritage sites makes Delhi a magical city to experience and the walk was held to celebrate World Vision Day by bringing the younger generation closer to the history of Delhi. The walk was organised in association with the National Association for the Blind (NAB) India and Modern Public School.
Dressed in sunny yellow T-shirts, the children had a great time as they walked through the lanes taking breaks to enjoy the local delicacies.
I am very happy that the Heritage Walk went as we had envisioned. This was the first time that we had planned an activity with visually impaired children in such a large number. The experience was fun and enriching for all of us. The children saw the city in a new light while walking with others and enjoyed every moment of it. We will soon come up with more such fun and exciting adventures for our young travellers. – Amit Jain, Founder Rising Star Tours & Travels
Among the places the children got to see were the Sis Ganj Sahib Gurdwara, Paranthe Wali Gali, Red Fort, to name a few. Himanshu Chawla was among the volunteers who accompanied the children.
“The walk was a great success considering the huge number of children”, said Himanshu. “Visually impaired students were able to bond with the sighted children and share their thoughts while also exploring the city in a new manner. Each child was accompanied by a volunteer and there was a lot of joy and happiness.”
The children were extremely happy to be part of the outing as walking through these places on their own is not always possible for them. The trip was a completely new experience for them and helped them know more about Delhi.
Rising Star has been taking visually impaired travelers on specially planned trips within India and even abroad to places like Dubai, Thailand & Abu Dhabi.
To know more about the upcoming trips contact at +91 98111 41952 or 011 2261 0644.
Or visit : https://www.risingstarkhiltechehre.org
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