United Toyota Guiding Stars
Event Location: United Toyota, Padil
Event Description: ‘I don’t see, but I can Lead; I don’t speak, but I can Guide’ was a feeling that became each special child’s mantra today when they turned navigators for United Toyota Guiding Stars 2018 a treasure hunt for the specially abled. For the last seven years, Round Table Mangalore has dedicated a day of the year to champion the cause of special children. This year too was no different with the organization of Guiding Stars treasure hunt jointly by Round Table and CREDAI Mangalore. The special children were from the Roman and Catherine School for the Blind. Every one of the 25 odd participants from the public too felt that the experience was enriching – a spirit of competitiveness mixed with the flavour of true inclusivity.
The event was conducted in braille format. The route map for the event was scripted accordingly . In Braille, a language that the visually challenged use to read. These braille clues led people to various points around the city, Each team could progress only after the driver, his passengers and specially challenged navigator children, coordinated well enough to decipher the clues. The challenge then turned out to be one of communicating across natural barriers in order to decipher clues.
Dr. V. Ravichandran CEO Diya Systems, Mangalore, along with Mr D.B Mehta CREDAI President , Mangalore Chapter and Mr Prabhakar Rao Aroor Chairman of United Toyota flagged off the event from the United Toyota, Padil. In an address to the gathering, he congratulated the Mangalore Coastal Round table 190 for their contribution in the field of free public education. He further went on to say how life is lived not for oneself, but for others.
Mr. D.B. Mehta, president of CREDAI, Mangalore expressed his pleasure at having partnered with the Round Table and mentioned the recent projects of Round Table that have been jointly executed and achieved great success.
At the end point the chief guest Mr Ajith Rai Maladi, distributed the trophies and moments to the Winners and Nishanth Shet offered the vote of thanks.
The Treasure hunt ended at Mahesh PU College . Every participating team was given a framed photograph of their flag-off memento for their participation.