‘VISION’ THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE, ISN’T IT?? HAVE YOU EVER REALISED HOW BLESSED THE SIGHTED ARE? VISION IS ‘GRANTED’ AND NOT ‘EARNED’. HOW IS A VISUALLY CHALLENGED RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING DEPRIVED OF THIS GREATEST EXPERIENCE? IF WE REALISE THIS FACT, WE WILL ALL AGREE THAT REACHING OUT TO THEM TO HOLD THEIR HAND AND TO LEAD THEM DARKNESS TO LIGHT IS ONLY OUR DUTY, OR RATHER OUR MORAL RESPONSIBILITY.

VISION’ COMPLIMENTS AND THUS ENHANCES THE VALUE OF THE EXPERIENCE OFFERED BY OTHER FACULTIES. THINK ABOUT WALKING INTO A MUSIC STORE BLIND-FOLDED. IF MUSIC IS ONLY FOR THE EARS WHY DO WE HAVE A LIVE CONCERT TODAY? THINK ABOUT BEING INVITED TO A 5-COURSE SIT DOWN DINNER AMIDST CELEBRITIES IN PITCH DARKNESS AND THEN COMES THE ANNOUNCEMENT… “ YOU ARE SEATED FACING YOUR FAVOURATE SUPER STARS AND DINNER IS SERVED. BON APPETITE, ENJOY THE EVENING…!!” ?? THINK ABOUT SELECTING A FRAGRANCE FROM THE SUPERMARKET OR CHOOSING YOUR FAVOURITE FLOWER FROM YOUR FLORIST WITHOUT SEEING IT? THE EYE APPEAL DOES MATTER WHICH IS WHAT DRIVES YOUR INSTINCT.

MOST OF THE TIME, YOUR THOUGHTS , IDEAS AND DECISIONS ARE BASED ON THE VISUAL IMPACT. SOMETIMES YOU SEE WHAT CATCHES YOUR ATTENTION NATURALLY AND SOMETIMES YOU ‘LOOK OUT’ TO SEE WHAT YOU WISH TO SEE. EVERYTIME YOU SEE SOMETHING, YOU STORE THE IMAGE AND IT IS THIS IMAGE WHICH IS MEMORISED, THAT GETS PROCESSED USING YOUR REASONING POWER AS A “THOUGHT”. THUS YOU FORM AN “IDEA” AND “DECIDE” EVERY MINUTE AS TO WHAT TO DO NEXT. THE EYE PLAYS AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN EVERY ‘THOUGHT’, ‘DECISION’ AND ‘ACTION’. EVEN IN THE USAGE “LOOKING FORWARD TO” THERE IS THE WORD ‘LOOK’.

IF ALL THIS IS TRUE, WAS GOD REALLY UNKIND TO THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED.??? NO!!. HE HAS GIVEN THEM EYES TOO. WE ARE THEIR EYES. IF WE HOLD THEIR HAND, TWO EYES ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR TWO PEOPLE TO CROSS THE ROAD. CAN WE NOT BE THEIR EYES ? CAN WE NOT ENABLE THEM TO STAND ON THEIR OWN, PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND ECONOMICALLY? THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION OF THE VISUALLY CHALLENGED OR ‘SRVC’ IS TRYING TO ATTEMPT. EMPOWER, ENABLE, ENHANCE. SHOW THEM THE WAY. LEAD THEM FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT……

IF YOU GOT THIS MESSAGE STRAIGHT INTO YOUR HEART, IT MEANS YOU DIDN’T MISS EVEN ONE WORD. THIS WAS POSSIBLE BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T GET DISTRACTED BY VISION AND HENCE YOU COULD GIVE FOCUSED ATTENTION TO THE SOUND. THIS SHOWS HOW A WEAKNESS COULD GET CONVERTED INTO A STRENGTH . WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC, NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE IS A STRENGTH IN TERMS OF LISTENING, GRASPING AND RETAINING.

Let’s recognize the Visually Challenged for their ‘abilities’
Let them not be identified by their ‘disability’
Let’s not see them as ‘disabled’, but ‘differently abled’
Let’s not sympathise, for, we didn’t ‘earn’ eyesight. It was ‘granted’
‘Disability’ is God given and ‘Handicap’ is man made


VISION without EYESIGHT’ is more powerful than ‘EYESIGHT without VISION

These are not ‘visually challenged musicians’ , but ‘ great musicians’ who happen to be ‘visually challenged’.

We ‘believe’ when we ‘see’…and they ‘see’ when they ‘believe’

Understand…Accept…Acknowledge…
Show them the way…
Lead them from Darkness to Light…………