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Blindness Awareness Campaign | January 2023

Blindness: Where does India stand?

India is home to a third of the world’s blind population. It is also the country with the largest number of blind children in the world. Yet, we greatly fall short in awareness of blindness. Are we creating an inclusive society for the visually challenged?
Join us as we discuss blindness, the ways to address it, and where India fares on this.

Date & Time

21 Jan 2023 @ 12:00 PM

Register Before

21 January 2023

Event Type

Online / ZOOM Meeting

Our Panelists

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DR. RAMESH KEKUNNAYA

Director of the Child Sight Institute, Centre for Technology Innovation, and Network Director at L V Prasad Eye Institute
Dr. Ramesh is a pediatric ophthalmologist involved in the treatment, and awareness of visual impairment in children.
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MR. KIRAN BHAGWAT

Architect, Disability and Inclusive Design Researcher
Kiran and his team perform access audits of government buildings across various states of India to ensure an accessible infrastructure for the disabled.
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DR. SMITA KARPATE

Founder, Health Commune
Dr.  Smita is a highly experienced medical doctor specialising in Pharmacology and Clinical research. Through Health Commun she hopes to bridge the information gap between patients and healthcare providers.

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