It was 5:30 AM on Christmas Day 2014 and we were at Mumbai’s Worli Sea Face. There were 70 visually impaired (some completely blind) Indians, and almost twice as many sighted volunteers from various walks of life, gathering excitedly for the start of something beautiful. As the rising sun struggled through winter clouds to light up Mumbai’s skies, those who we think cannot see like we do, helped us see better than we thought we could.
Navigating the visually impaired run distances of 5km, 10km and 21km, gave many experienced runners something they will never lose. The video above tells you about the events that unfolded as the morning progressed.
If you were there that day and would like to share your thoughts and feelings in the days running up to the event, on that wonderful morning, and in the hours and days that followed, please feel free to leave a comment below for others to benefit from.
Perhaps the visually impaired see better than we do?
Dr Purnendu Nath spends his waking hours focusing on helping individuals and organizations reach their goals, to make the world a better place. He speaks, writes and advises on topics such as finance, investment management, discipline, education, self-improvement, exercise, nutrition, health and fitness, leadership and parenting.