India CSR News Network
MUMBAI: Round table India today successfully concluded the 11th Edition of the Blind Man Car Rally (BMR) a unique car rally in which drivers are navigated by visually impaired navigators. The navigators decode the rally route in Braille script and give directions to the driver.
The rally covered a distance of 30 kms in Mumbai and was flagged by Sohail Khan (Indian Actor), from NSCI Club, Worli. The rally witnessed 100 participating drivers along with over 100 visually impaired navigators navigating the streets of South Mumbai.
Commenting on the occasion Viral Kedia, Chairman, Round Table India, Mumbai stated “Round Table India is delighted with the support of the sponsors, participants & visitors who made BMR a great success once again. RTI’s endeavor’s to provide education to the underprivileged Children. The funds generated this year through our flagship event the Blind Man Rally will be used to support and address the need of 6 schools impacting more than 3000 underprivileged children.”
Mukund Ranganathan along with his navigator Tirth Singh Arora took the pole position. The second position was claimed by Vishal Jhunjhunwala & navigator Hitesh Borale. The third position was taken by Vaibhav Sachdev & navigator Shahbaz Khan.
The rally is designed to create general awareness about the day to day challenges faced by visually impaired people, along with creating awareness about key issues & development affecting the common man. The Theme for this year was “Go Cashless”. Participants displayed their views through some creative messages, promoting the theme. The funds raised through this rally will be used for the education of the under privileged.
RTI also organized a live orchestra along with some games & fun activities for visitors attending the rally.
Round Table India (RTI) is a member body of Round Table International. While the RTI is spread over 65 countries in the world, the Round Table India is active in as many as 75 cities in India and has 2500 members. Unique as it is, the RTI employs all donations it receives for its projects and not for its administrative expenses. The organization has a long-term project-Freedom through Education under which schools are built for the underprivileged children. It has already built more than 2000 schools that offer education to nearly 5 lakh children.