Visually impaired students help drivers navigate in 50-km car rally
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It was a car rally with a difference. The navigators with the drivers in a car rally organised by the Chandigarh Round Table were students of the Institute for Blind, Sector 26. The rally started from the institute.
The visually impaired students were provided a "route map" for an unknown route in Braille and they were required to help the participant driver navigate on the basis of this map. The rally passed through various sectors of the city covering a distance of 50 kilometres.
The rally was flagged off by Inspector General of Police R P Upadhyaya and Chairman of the Institute for the Blind Major General Rajender Nath (Retd). Around 150 people participated. Cash prizes were given to the winners. The prize distribution ceremony was presided over by Union Minister Pawan Bansal. Members of Chandigarh Round Table encouraged people to donate eyes.