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    Published On : Fri, Jan 30th, 2015
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    The second edition of Blind Man’s Car Rally to be organized by NRT 83 on February 1st

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    Nagpur:

    Nagpur Round Table 83 is organizing the second edition of the Blind Man’s Car Rally in Nagpur on February 1. The rally, being organized by Round Table India in association with India Infoline Financials Limited and Gyan Jyoti Niwasi Andh Vidhylaya, Hingna, Nagpur for the Blind, the latest technologies, the GPS and the voice maps are making drivers behind the wheel comfortable. The event will showcase 100 visually challenged men and women navigating cars across pre- selected city circuit. The event is aimed at creating awareness on eradicating illiteracy and highlighting the challenges faced by the visually impaired. The rally with blind navigators is a Time-Speed-Distance (TDS) rally, where visually impaired navigators direct their partner drivers through 100 km circuit. The rally will start from Krazy Kastle in Ambazari. The route map will be in Braille to help the blind navigate their drivers. The rally will be flagged off by Maharashtra State and Finance Minister Sudhir Munganttiwar.

    Round Table India is a national body of young men, trying to do their bit in making the world a better place. In the last six decades, Round Table India has carved a niche for itself in social and community service activities. Be it the Tsunami disaster in Tamil Nadu, the Gujarat earthquake, the floods and super cyclone in Odisha or the human tragedy in Assam, the recent floods in Kashmir, the tablers from Round Table India have been at the forefront in trying to ease the pain of the people & helping them rebuild their lives.

    A day before the event on January 31, Round Table members will perform the bhoomipujan for a new block of school at Unthkhana near Government Medical College. The Round Table’s long term project is building schools across the country to help children have access to education in a healthy and proper environment. The tablers inform that so far they have raised funds to the tune of Rs 141.71 crore, built 4917 classrooms in 1764 schools benefiting 5.41 million children.

    Events like the Blind Man’s Car Rally are fundraisers through which tablers fund various social initiatives. Tablers also inform that Round Table India is one of the highest social contributors in India with a per capita contribution in the excess of Rs.50,000.

    Apart from fundraisers, they inform that funds for their projects are raised through personal contributions and by tapping individual contacts. At a corporate level, they have MNCs like P&G, Coca Cola, not to mention various Indian corporates who have seen the efficiency of the school projects across India & have supported various educational initiatives through the years.

    Tablers Ritesh Saraf, Sharad Agrawal, Pratik Munot, Anurag Pashine, Piyush Daga and Pramesh Pandhi, Rahul Agrawala and Ashish Agrawal were prominently present to address the press conference.

    Those interested in taking part in the rally can contact on 91 9822222621 or register online on www.blindmanscarrally.org.


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