Bengaluru: Cubbon Park was a beehive of activity on Sunday as over 650 people, out of some 800 who had registered, participated in the 3K Run organised by the Cheshire Home in Bengaluru to celebrate the World Disability Day.
One of the oldest Charitable Institutions in the country, the Cheshire Home has won the hearts of the people in the city and across the world. Lord Leonard Cheshire, a Royal Air Force pilot during World War II who received the Victoria Cross, set up a chain of Cheshire Homes throughout the world.
Speaking about the NGO’s impact in the city, Ms Anuradha Patil, Manager, Cheshire Homes India, Bengaluru Unit, said, “Ward number 88 in Bengaluru will be a model ward which will have completely disabled-friendly infrastructure. It can be replicated by other wards and cities as well.” Mayor Padmavathi promised funds for a disabled-friendly children’s park in the area..
Deccan Chronicle | Joyeeta Chakravorty | Published Dec 5, 2016