13th Blind Challenge Car- Rally
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, The 13th Blind Challenge Car- Rally was organized in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya and Arushi, NGO for disabled on Sunday.
50 participants including drivers and the visually impaired navigators took part in this rally. The rally was flagged off by Dilip Suryavanshi, (Owner of Dilip Buildcon Ltd), Ashutosh Roy, (IPS, ADGP Madhya Pradesh Police) and Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri (Director, IGRMS) from DB City Mall and culminated at the Manav Sangrahalaya.
During this rally, vehicles were driven by a sighted person and the navigators were blind, the route map in Braille was given to them on the spot at the beginning. The navigators of the rally have come from all over the state of Madhya Pradesh. The rally covered around 35 kms distance that includes Bhopal Municipal limits only. 50 teams of driver and navigators have participated in this 13th Blind Challenge Car-Rally.
The rally moved through clear roads of Paryavas Bhawan, M.P. Nagar Zone 01, Jail Road, Ravindra Bhawan, Professor Colony, Bharat Bhawan and Boat Club and ended at IGRMS. Enrooted were check points to ensure, no-one drives fast, and all traffic rules are strictly followed.
Many of the participants that were teamed up were from outside of Bhopal due to that they were not familiar with the roads of the capital city. Some of them lost their way but finally reached the destination excursively.
The prize distribution program was organized at Veethi Sankul open air auditorium of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya. Jitendra Singh Raje (Executive Director, EPCO), B L Das (Regional Manager, LIC), Jatinder Singh (Amway), Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri (Director, IGRMS), Indu Raje and Dr Piyush Trivedi (Arushi, Bhopal) were present to honor the winners with the prizes.
There were cash prizes and trophies for top three winners and gifts to all navigators. Priyesh Gupta and Ms. Shardha Jhunjhunwala bagged first prize of Rs 10000/-, Rahul Choudhary & Ramkaran Yadav and Ms. Pooja Jaiswal & Ms. Mamata Prajapati jointly bagged second prize of Rs 6000/- cash in the expert category and Ms. Reba Roy and Premdas Hariyale got third prize of Rs 4000/-cash with trophy.
All participants were also given Mementos, certificates and other prizes. IGRMS gifted caps and bags to all navigators. During this Ms Bhumika has hosted the event.