Prevention of Blindness Week 2021 is celebrated by the Government of India from 1st April to 7th of April to make the people become aware of their eyes.
History of Prevention of Blindness Week
National Society for the Prevention of Blindness Week was founded in 1960 (Under the Societies Registration Act of 1860) with Jawaharlal Nehru and Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur being its founding patrons.
NSPB is an entirely voluntary organization receiving funds through contributions and donations. NSPB partners actively with Sight Savers, Rotary International, and other large corporate firms. The Indian government associated itself with the global initiative, “Vision 2020: The Right To Sight”, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness week and other NGOs to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020.
India was also the first country to seek a soft loan from the International Development Agency of the World Bank for control of blindness.
About Prevention of Blindness Week 2021
The Prevention of Blindness Week campaign is planned by the Government of India which is held from 1st to 7th April for increasing the awareness towards the blind people. Blindness is a big issue and painful condition for the people who are suffering from it which cannot be felt by those who have eyes.
Though the campaign has been organized to aware almost all citizens all across the country in order to understand the value of eyes for the blind people. India has a lot of people who are blind by birth or because of the accident.
There are 10 million people who are suffering from blindness in our country. The worldwide number of blind people is approximately 37 million. The government of India has organized a campaign to aware the people as well as offer better opportunities to the blind people by establishing a variety of institutes, agencies, hospitals etc.
Through the week people get education related to health care and eye care. At some places in India, the affected people do protest for their right which must be available to them.
Some of the educational institutions are dedicated to offering education to the blind students but still, they need more attention. In order to make the campaign successful, the various departments, publication houses, NGOs should have to work together. Eye donation is the most effective way to provide real support to the blind people as well as bring a permanent light in their dark life.
The aim of the campaign is to pay attention to various risk factors that lead to eye injuries which can cause visual impairment. People need education of all possible eye problems, complications including the periodic eye checkup from an ophthalmologist, nearest eye clinics, which facilitates checkup facility.
The campaign involves well-educated health personnel from the government departments, voluntary agencies, and state health education bureau which are working to increase the awareness towards the program.
It is very necessary to alert and awaken the people about all the factors causing blindness. According to the statistics it has been noted that India has the largest number of blind people. And almost one among the three is blind.
The major causes of the blindness are trachoma, cataract, vitamin A deficiency, malnutrition including the shortage of optometrists and donated eye. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are the most affected states with blindness.
Following are the Quotes about Beautiful Eyes, Blindness Quotes, Eyes Safety Slogans, and Eye Donation Slogans.
Prevention of Blindness Week Inspiring Eyes Quotes:-
“There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” By:- Helen Keller
“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.“
“The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.” By:- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” By:- Yiddish Proverb
“Those born blind cannot see; similarly blind are those in the grip of lust. Proud men have no perception of evil, and those bent on acquiring riches see no sin in their actions.” By:- Chanakya
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” By:- Helen Keller
Prevention of Blindness Week Donate Eyes Slogans:-
“After You Die, Donate Your Eye“
“Aapki Aankhen Duniya Dekhen, Aapke Saath Bhi, Aapke Baad Bhi. ” (Hindi)
“Be A Part Of The Breakthrough And Make Someone’S Dream Come True.“
“Don’t Just Leave A Will, Leave A Vision.“
“Even After You’re Gone, Your Eyes Can Be Keeping Seeing”
“Eye Donation – A Gift Of Beauty, A Return For Eternity.”
“Eye Donation Makes A Difference. Just Watch.”
“Eye Donation Makes Your Eyes Immortal.”
|April Social Events||Date of Celebration|
|Prevention of Blindness Week||1st to 7th April|
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|Ambedkar Jayanti||14th April|
|World Hemophilia Day||17th April|
|World Earth Day||22nd April|
|World Book Day||23rd April|