USTM students taking Pledge to donate eyes on World Sight Day-2019 on 10 Oct 2019
9th Mile, Ri-Bhoi, October 10, 2019: In a bid to create social responsibility among students on the occasion of World Sight Day today, about 4000 students of the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya have pledged to donate their eyes and help the cause of the visually challenged people across the world. Led by the visually challenged children studying in Jyoti Niketan school of Narengi, Guwahati, students of USTM along with university staff and authorities participated in the Blind Walk at the university campus today which was a part of the larger programme called ‘World Blind Walk’ being held at the same time today in 200 locations across 5 countries including India, Sri Lanka, China, Philippines and Canada. The walk-a-thon was organised by NavJanan NGO run by the Claretian Missionaries in the North East in association with USTM. The blind children also enthralled all present with their singing performance at the end of the walk-a-thon.