Prevention of Blindness Week 2023 is celebrated by the Government of India from 1st April to 7th of April to make 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 2023
The campaign was created to provide an understanding of the value of eyesight for blind people among all citizens. India has a lot of people who are blind by birth or because of an 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 Indian government has launched a campaign to educate the population and provide opportunities for blind people by establishing various institutions.
Throughout the week people get education related to health care and eye care. In some places in India, the affected people do protest for their rights which must be available to them.
Some educational institutions are dedicated to offering education to blind students but still, but they need more attention. In order to make the campaign successful, the various departments, publication houses, and NGOs should have to work together. Eye donation is the most effective way to provide real support to blind people as well as bring a permanent light to their dark life.
The aim of the campaign is to pay attention to various risk factors that lead to eye injuries that can cause visual impairment.
The campaign involves well-educated health personnel from government departments, voluntary agencies, and state health education bureaus which are working to increase awareness towards the program.
The major causes of blindness are trachoma, cataract, vitamin A deficiency, and malnutrition including the shortage of optometrists and donated eyes. 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|
|World Health Day||7th April|
|Jallianwala Bagh Massacre||13th April|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||14th April|
|World Hemophilia Day||17th April|
|World Earth Day||22nd April|
|World Book Day||23rd April|