National desk: World Sight Day, celebrated annually on the second Thursday of October, is a global event aimed at drawing attention to blindness and vision loss. This year it is on 12th October. Loving your eyes at work is the theme of the year. This World Sight Day our focus is on helping people understand the importance of protecting their vision in the workplace and calling on workers to prioritize eye health.
The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPWD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is the nodal department looking after all the development agenda of persons with disabilities in the country.
With a view to create awareness about visual impairment among the public, the Department is celebrating World Sight Day on 12 October 2023 through its associated institutions by organizing various programs across the country.