In an attempt to provide a fun sporting activity for the visually impaired the National Association for the Blind (NAB) and O2 Health studio of Savera Hotel in association with Madras Motor Sports presented the 31st edition of ‘Car Rally For The Blind’ in Chennai.
This year around, there were 113 participants and the first car was flagged off by Actor Aadhi Pinisetty. The task was simple as each car had a blind person as the navigator who received a list of directions in Braille during the flag-off. They were to guide the driver in completing the route assigned to them and report back to the venue within a given time period. The rally helps the persons with visual impairment to build contacts and foster bonds. Trust, communication, and coordination were key. The rally is not merely a fun event; there is an objective to it.
The Annual Car Rally for the Blind seeks to make the visually impaired feel needed and encouraged. Nina Reddy, the president of the National Association for the Blind looks forward to greater support and encouragement to build upon the activities.