Blind lacks the sight and not the vision!
This became evident when the International blind musical orchestra “The Udaan Musical Band” performed in the Queen Captain Auditorium, Mumbai on the occasion of Golden Jubilee and Diwali celebration of National Association for the Blind (NAB) Mumbai, Maharashtra on Saturday, 18th October.
In this event ‘Music for Peace’ jointly organized by the Youth Peace Foundation and the Tear’s Foundation, all the singers were blind and their talent forced other blind audience to dance on their feet off the floor.
Each year around 150 Blind students from different parts of the state join and stay in this institution and receive education along with some elementary trades, which later lead them to some kind of vocational rehabilitation. However, isolation from the mainstream and being in that particular domain make their life monotonous.
This event was organized in an attempt to bring smile on their faces and rejoice the moment just before leaving for Diwali vacation.
Among the dignitaries present were Shri S Z H Zaidi (IAS), Executive Director, and Mrs. P. E. Toradmal, Superintendent and Principal, The NAB Workshop for the Blind.