The white cane is a symbol of independence for those who are differently-abled and suffer from certain physical imparities. White Cane Day is observed on the 15th of October annually, around the world to celebrate people who are physically challenge yet lead independent lives.
Northwest General Hospital in close collaboration with Special Education Complex, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Peshawar Cricket Club for Blind organized a grand “White Cane Day” event at North West School of Medicine on 17th October, 2022.
A large number of differently-abled individuals participated and presented different performances during the ceremony. The participants were commended for their efforts and awarded certificates.
Dr. Zia ur Rehman, CEO NWGH, Mr. Said Ali Bakhsh, Director Special Education Complex and Sar Hussain, Additional Secretary Special Education and Social Welfare spoke regarding the significance of proper education and training in enabling differently-abled individuals and helping them lead an independent life.
Shields were presented to Mr. Yasir Hassan, Additional Secretary, Ms. Rubina Sarwar, Principal Umid Special and Mr. Qayyum Khan, Deputy Director towards the end of the ceremony.