‘Dinner in the dark’ to support visually-impaired

Dhangadi, January 22

A function named ‘Dinner in the dark’ was organised today in Dhangadi to provide financial assistance to the blind people of Kailali distirct.

Rotary Club of Dhangadi organised the programme to help blind people financially and encourage people to extend helping hands for the welfare of the visually impaired, according to programme coordinator Ganesh Bahadur Singh.

“This programme was organised to make the people with vision feel how visually impaired people feel. Visually impaired people are in need

of love, care and support instead of sympathy. We want to make every one realise this fact,” said Singh.

Industrialists, entrepreneurs, social activists, security personnel, government employees, and representatives of national and international organisations, among others, were present at the function. Each participant had to purchase a ticket worth Rs 2,000 to attend the function.

Dr Pramod Joshi, one of the participants, said he felt different when he met visually impaired people face to face.

Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Govinda Prasad Rijal said the programme would encourage people to help the blind.

Rotary Club of Dhangadi chairperson Dirgharaj Upadhyay said the programme was held to make everyone realise that visually impaired people were in need of their help and love.