From Darkness to Dawn : Let’s fill their lives with colors


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This post has been written for HP Laserjet Take Flight With Colour Contest in association with Indiblogger .Do check their site to know more about HP.

A visually impaired person’s  life is full of darkness devoid of light and colors. It’s not even black and white .

The statistics are devastating.

Of the 45 million people worldwide who are blind, around 1.4 million are children under 16. The majority of childhood blindness happens before the age of five – a period when 75 per cent of learning is through sight. Childhood blindness in India is around 2 million and only 2% receive education. They never enjoy the simple pleasure of  discovering the colorful world of pictures .  Something that touched our hearts when our children were little.

When we talk of dreams in Technicolor, of nature’s enchanting hues that take our breath away, of filling colors in everything B&W and of taking a flight with colors Do we EVER think of these children of the lesser God for whom the basic B&W also does not exist? 

Corneal blindness is one of the most common causes of blindness in India. India shoulders the largest burden of global blindness, about 3.5 million across the country with 30000 new cases being added each year. To combat this 30,000 corneas are needed every year and hardly 150,000 are received.

There is a dire need for eye donation to bring color into the lives of these people  who can not see , to lead them from darkness to dawn.

Unfortunately India is home to world’s largest number of blind people, approximately 15 million . If the trend continues the magnitude of blindness will increase  from 15 million to 18 million and more by the year 2020. Are we going to give rise to a colorless world , are we going to turn a blind eye to this very pressing situation?

In many lives the colors dissolve to darkness due to some illness or accident. They have seen the wine spilled skies and emerald waters , they have let their imagination take flight with a box a crayons or played Holi with every shade of red, blue and green and yet they live in perpetual colorless existence just because the gift of sight is so rare.

“We go about the world taking things for granted. Things that we are able to see. Colors . No one thinks what if they wake up one day and there is no sunrise . We blindly go through life as a routine until the darkness envelops us  and then life has no color but BLACK ” said a blind friend.

It is traumatic to go from millions of colors and sights each day to pitch black.  Let us fill their lives with colors again. 

I am a proud eye donor .

I have pledged to bring color and light  into at least two lives, Have you ?  

All Stats from WHO reports

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13 thoughts on “From Darkness to Dawn : Let’s fill their lives with colors

  1. Written for a wonderful cause…showing someone a beautiful world is among the best good deeds one can do. All the best for the contest!

    Thank you Deboshree. I believe in the cause and I hope at least some of my readers will pledge their eyes after reading this. Means a lot to me.

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  2. be proud Tikuli… ‘You have coloured two lives’, your post, your statistics are superb.. and the colour your brought in this post is awesome.. and PS: I remember a sms, ‘Once a guy was behaving strangely in the train by playing with rain drops, people around him was annoyed on his behavior and complainted his parents.. they said he is seeing the rain for the first time in his life;..’ I am sure you will give such opportunity for two soul.. Proud of you and sharing this post in my FB WALL.. Good luck.. and will my life be colourful

    Someone is Special

    Thank you so much. I had my retina correction in one eye as a teenager and realized what ” being unable to see ” means. You know the saddest part is that even if we pledge to donate our organs , people close to us do not fulfill the wish after death. I know two cases where eye donation and organ donation was pledged but not carried out. We need to educated people in such a way that they realize the importance of it. I am glad this post touched so many hearts. thank you.

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  3. That is a brilliant take on this topic, and my vote is for you!

    Thank you Pal. glad to see you on my blog. I still have lot to read on yours. Some day soon.

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  4. That’s a great take on the topic – for a cause.

    Love the (white on blue) quote at the top.

    Thanks a ton. I believe in both the things strongly.

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  5. Great post. More importantly, discussed a greater cause. I pledged to donate my eyes and my organs a few years ago. My parents know of this and they also know they’d give whatever’s left of my body after all donate-able organs have been taken off, for scientific research.
    Just a wee bit of hope to live through someone’s eyes, heart or other organs. I’m being more selfish than humane, but serves the purpose nevertheless 🙂

    Keep writing!

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    RuThLeSs

    Wonderful and my salute to you. May there be more who understand the importance of organ donation and especially eye donation. I am proud of you. It is time I pledged my body to scientific research . It is not selfish if you see. Body is anyway nothing but ashes ..heard this one ashes to ashes dust to dust so its better that the soul lives on in another body and gives it strength. thank you so much.

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  6. I congratulate you for remembering the visually impaired ones while in the feast of colors.

    Thank you, I couldn’t have forgotten them at all.

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  7. wonderful post, I appreciate for keeping visually impaired persons in your mind. I too pledge here to bring color and light.. thanks for motivating us.

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  8. Thought-provoking post dear! It made me stop and ponder about the life of the visually-challenged ones! Thanks for such an inspiration! 🙂

    Keep blogging and inspiring! Tonso luck! 🙂

    Love,
    Indie! 🙂

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