Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: In a bid to spread awareness on dyslexia, Rashtrapati Bhawan, North and South Block, along with several other historical monuments and Government buildings across the country were illuminated in red recently.
October is celebrated as International Dyslexia Awareness Month, when high-impact events and advocacy drives are organised under the theme ‘Go Red’. The aim of such events is to remove the stigma associated with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, eradicate discrimination, and raise public awareness.
To help spread awareness, Unesco, MGIEP and its partner ChangeInkk Foundation, had sought the support of the Government in ‘Go Red’ campaign, where several important buildings and monuments across Delhi displayed red lighting on October 29.
A ‘Walk4Dyslexia’ was also organised by the Changeinkk Foundation, Unesco, MGEIP, Orkids Foundation, and Soch Foundation on October 28, at Kartavya Path in New Delhi. It was flagged off by Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and Sanjay Kumar, Secretary in the Department of School Education.
Over 50 organisations have come together to ‘Walk4Dyslexia’ in over 21 locations across the country.
Marking the month-long campaign, Noopur Jhunjhunwala, Founder of ChangeInkk Foundation, said, “As a parent of a dyslexic child, I find it heartwarming to witness the growing momentum in raising awareness about dyslexia year after year. The Speak4Dyslexia movement is no longer confined to the fringes of special education. It is now driven by the collective action of individuals, parents, teachers, Government, civil society organisations, and the private sector