KARACHI, Oct 8: Over 4,000 handicapped children will participate in a day-long fun filled activity at an amusement park in Clifton on October 15, which is observed throughout the world as the White Cane Day.

This was announced at a joint press conference on Monday by artist and noted social worker Jimmy Engineer and the Pakistan Hotels Association chief Syed Arshad Ali.

They said that over 20 organizations, that were involved in working with the handicapped children, had agreed to send their children, but any other forum could also contact the organizers on phone No 5686407, so that they could also send their children to participate.

Besides free fun rides, other entertainment programmes being organized on the occasion include puppet show, performances by the clowns, and music show, etc.

Stage artist Farzana Naz, a music teacher at Ida Rieu, Saleem Qureshi, and two visually impaired students of Ida Rieu, Zainab Waheed and Tasneem Maqbool, will perform on the occasion.

The organizations, who have so far confirmed to send their children include: Al Umeed, Darul Sukoon, SOS Village, DEWA, Al Shifa Trust, ABSA, Ida Rieu, Scinosa, Vocational Training Centre for Disabled Children, Shaheed-i-Millat Special Education Centre for Visually Handicapped Children, Quaideen Special Education Centre for mentally Retarded Children, Karachi Vocational Training Centre, Ujala, Parents’ Voice, Institute of Behaviour Problem, Ma Ayesha, ACELP, PREWA and Edhi Home, etc.

Opinion

Editorial

Shared goals
Updated 16 Aug, 2022

Shared goals

It is high time that all parties realise that negotiation on the economy does not need to be held hostage to political rivalries.
Making amends?
16 Aug, 2022

Making amends?

WHERE relations with the US are concerned, there has been a distinct shift in Imran Khan’s tone. While the PTI...
Hazardous celebration
16 Aug, 2022

Hazardous celebration

CAN celebratory actions that often result in death or lifelong injuries really be described as such? Be it Eid, New...
Taliban anniversary
15 Aug, 2022

Taliban anniversary

A YEAR ago on this day, the Afghan Taliban rolled into Kabul as the Western-backed government fell like a house of...
Extreme measures
Updated 15 Aug, 2022

Extreme measures

Government has overreacted to a degree that has given ammunition to the PTI to accuse it of ‘fascism’.
A depraved society
15 Aug, 2022

A depraved society

IF the extent of sexual violence against women and children is any measure of a society’s moral degradation, then ...