White cane safety day observed


Staff Reporter

Rawalpindi—The International White Cane and Safety day here on Saturday was observed at Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI). To mark the day, a walk was held from DCO office to RCCI, where people from all spheres of life, visually impaired persons, students, teachers, traders and office bearers of RCCI participated.
Addressing the participants, President RCCI, Raja Amer Iqbal said visually impaired persons were an important part of society and one should give them due respect. They must be treated as special persons rather handicapped, he added. He said that it was a collective responsibility of people to look after them.
RCCI will be vocal to raise the voice of special persons through the chamber platform and will urge government to provide maximum facilities to special persons.
Better training and school education and quota in public sector jobs can help to make them useful citizen of the country.
Under Corporate Social Responsibility, private sector should come forward and play its due role, he added. The White Cane Safety Day is celebrated every year on October 15 to highlight blind and visually impaired people’s achievements and to remind people how white cane can play an important role in helping the blind and the visually impaired lives with greater independence.