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sightsavers organises the blind view
Mumbai, 25th June 2015: Sightsavers, a development organisation that works to prevent
avoidable blindness, restore sight and advocate for social inclusion and equal rights for people
with disabilities recently organised a Photography Workshop for the visually impaired photography
enthusiasts at the Press Club in Mumbai.
This Photography Workshop was first in the series of their nationwide advocacy event, ‘The Blind
View' in association with Beyond Sight Foundation and is being supported by Her Highness
Sheikha Arwa alqassimi.
Commenting on the event, Mr. Partho Bhowmick, Founder, Beyond Sight Foundation (BSF), said,
"We are very pleased to have conducted such a unique workshop for these maturing
photographers in partnership with Sightsavers. The participants are being trained to click photos
highlighting their day-to-day life and the best photographs will be showcased in an exhibition later
this year. The key objective behind this innovative initiative was to look beyond blindness and
motivate the participants to believe in themselves and pursue their interest."
The participants in the workshop were being trained to click perfect pictures under the supervision
of the skilled experts. The workshop also witnessed the participation of a renowned visually
impaired photographer Bhavesh Patel, who recently did a photo-shoot with Bollywood Actress
Katrina Kaif for a Lux ad.
Mr. Amal Gupta, Senior Manager, Brand & Communications, Sightsavers, said, "Our main motto
to organize the event was to showcase the ability of disabled people and to offer an enabling
environment to the visually challenged then they can contribute to the economy rather than being
dependent on it".
Mr. RN Mohanty, CEO Sightsavers (India) was happy with the enthusiasm the participants had
shown for the photography workshop. "I would personally like to wish each participant all the very
best in their future and endeavours", stated Mr Mohanty.
Sightsavers is a registered charity that works to prevent blindness, restore sight and advocate for
social inclusion and equal rights for people with disabilities. The organization has been working in
India since 1966. Sightsavers in India till date has been successful in reaching out to 53.4 million
people, conducting 36.2 million eye treatments, performing 4.9 million eye operations.
For more information, log on to www.sightsaversindia.in
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