14 Oct 2021, 19:37

World White Cane Safety Day tomorrow

  DHAKA, Oct 14, 2021 (BSS) - The World White Cane Safety Day-2021 will be 
observed in the country as elsewhere in the globe tomorrow.

  This year's theme of the day is 'Digital Sadachari, Nirapodey Poth Choli'. 

  An international conference was held in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo 
on October 4 in 1969 by the International Blind Organization where white cane 
was recognized as the safety symbol for the blind people and October 15 as 
the World White Cane Safety Day.  

  Later, it was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly on 
December 9, 1975.  

  On the occasion of the day, the Ministry of Social Welfare will organize a 
rally and discussion and distribute grants and smart white cans to the 
visually impaired meritorious students by maintaining social distancing at 
the National Disabled Development Foundation also known as Jatiyo Protibondhi 
Unnayan Foundation in city's Mirpur area.  

  Besides, discussion and smart white canes will be distributed in 64 
districts throughout the country by maintaining social distancing.  


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