The World White Cane Safety Day is celebrated every year on October 15 to highlight visually impaired people’s achievements and to remind people how white cane can play an important role in helping the visually impaired lives with greater independence. This year YPSA and Federation of DPOs Sitakund organized rally and discussion meeting on “World White Cane Safety Day 17” at YPSA Human Resources Development Centre Sitakund with the support of PKSF on 15 October 2017.
Sha Sultan Shamim, Focal Person of YPSA Sitakund was present as chief guest while Nur Nobi, President of Sitakund Federation of DPOs has presided over the meeting. Mr. Newaz Mahmud Coordinator of YPSA, Mr. Joinal Abedin, General Secretary of Sitakund Federation of DPOs Mrs. Jesmin Akter and Mr. Nazrul Islam leaders of Sitakund Federation of DPOs gave their speech in the meeting. YPSA staffs, Community people, Federation and DPOs members participated in the rally and discussion meeting.
White canes are recognized for providing the visually impaired with greater mobility, allowing them to participate more within their communities. The white cane can be alleged by many as a symbol of blindness or visual impairment.