Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Arushi Organization, with the immense support from Torchit, Blind People Association and Gruh Finance Ltd. CSR initiative, have distributed 300 Saarthi Assistive device and its training to Divyaang Visually impaired people in a program organized at Arushi, Bhopal on Tuesday. These are electronic device which will help them in independent mobility.
The chief guest for the function was Mohd Suleman Principal Secretary, Planning, Government of MP and Manjula Sharma, Principal, Sarojini Naidu Govt Girls PG College, Rajkumar Keswani, Senior Journalist was also present during the function.
There were 300 visually impaired persons present during the function from all over Madhya Pradesh. Suleman said that this is a great initiative by Arushi and Torchit which will help the visually impaired beneficiaries become independent.
There were a large number of girls also present during the program from various colleges and cities. During the program Rohit Trivedi from Arushi, Hunny from Torchit and Dinesh from BPA Ahmadabad were also present, Hunny gave a brief and training about the manufacture and use of the device.
At Torchit (IIM Ahmadabad, CIIE), they have taken up the mission to empower the Divyaang visually impaired community by providing them with the ‘Power of Independence’. They have distributed 8000 devices till date.
This innovative product ‘Saarthi’ provides 99.7 per cent Obstacle Detection Accuracy in all possible setups including closed rooms (within 2 feet), lobbies (within 4 feet) and streets open areas (within 8 feet). Saarthi is ergonomically designed, battery efficient device that can be used standalone or can be attached to any white cane.
Saarthi has gained recognition awards across multiple platforms including being the Top 5 promising social start-ups awarded by PM Modi, Millennium Alliance Round 5 award – TDB, USAID UK Govt, Social Acceleration awarded by IIM Ahmadabad and IIGP 2.0 winners – Tata Trust, FICCI, MIT.