A Bengaluru-based non-governmental organisation, IDL Foundation, felicitated 20 visually impaired couples to mark Valentine’s Day.
The programme, organised under the slogan ‘Love is blind but the blind can also fall in love’, was held in the City on Sunday.
Speaking on the occasion, film actor Harshika Poonacha appealed to the people to extend a helping hand for the welfare of the visually impaired. She said helping does not necessarily mean financial support, but one could help them cross the road, board a bus, read books for them and also help write for them during exams, she said.
In an effort to provide scribes for writing their exams, the foundation launched the blind pinkathon at the programme. The IDL has a dedicated phone line (080-4664-1919) for those interested in registering with the foundation to be scribes for the visually impaired.
To create awareness on health, hygiene and safety of women, the foundation will organise a programme in March on World Women’s Day. People working for the empowerment of the visually impaired took part in the event.