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Diabetes Awareness Session (Free Entry)

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Did you know, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in adults? Inviting residents in and around Bilimora town, to an awareness session on diabetes. Event details : Know and understand diabetes Diet for those having diabetes Exercises recommended Speaker:  Dr. Pradeepbhai Patel & Diabetes Team (Spandan Hospital, Chikhali) Entry fees : FREE

Before Shirdi, Shivarimal and After Saputara, Shivarimal - Story of a School for Blind Children

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We visit Saputara (the only hill station in Gujarat) round the year for pleasure trips. Similarly, the devotees of Sai Baba visit Shirdi frequently. For a change and possibly a better experience, I’d like to suggest you visit Shivarimal (a Free Residential School for Visually Impaired (Blind) and Physically Challenged Children), about 20 km from Saputara and 93 km away from Bilimora on Bilimora-Saputara road. Let me tell you my reasons for details. My close friend Piyushbhai Dharaiya formed a charitable trust in the name of his wife Late Jyotsanaben and decided to donate the interest away, every year. I suggested him to visit Shivarimal School for Blind Children and experience the emotions of blind students. We finally visited this place on Sunday, February 16th, 2014 and the result is this introductory article.

Blindness - All A Seeing Person Must Know

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Blindness is a state of being sightless or say an inability to see . World Health Organization - WHO (1972) describes blindness as the inability to count fingers at the distance of 3 meters in day-light after best possible spectacle correction in the better eye OR visual field less than 10° around the centre of fixation. Blindness is of three TYPES: Loss of visual acuity. Colour blindness: Inability to recognize colours, and Night blindness: Night vision is damaged.