Syed Ali Qasim
International White Cane Safety Day, is observed worldwide on the 15th of October, to create awareness about the potential, problems, requirements and the achievements of the visually handicapped persons. Since these people require societal protection therefore, the government of Punjab has initiated a number of projects for the education, vocational training, job placement and ultimate rehabilitation to make them contributing and self-reliant citizens of Pakistan.
Therefore, whatever has been done is good but more needs to be done in order to treat them as equal citizens. It is hoped that all segments of society including the philanthropists and the concerned government departments would join hands to address the problems of visually handicapped people with concrete projects. Only words will not do anything until they are followed by actions.