Celebrating White Cane Day


White Cane Day is a day to celebrate with the vision to create awareness about the white cane among the masses. The Department conducted a series of activities through affiliated institutions, spreading awareness about this vital symbol.

The Significance of White Cane:

  • World White Cane Day is not just any observance; it’s a global platform dedicated to promoting accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.
  • It also serves as a means to enhance public understanding of the conduct rules for the visually impaired.
  • The white cane holds a profound significance for the visually impaired. It stands for independence, mobility, and above all, confidence.
  • The visually impaired individuals can move about freely and accomplish their daily tasks with remarkable autonomy with the help of this tool.
  • The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), operating under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, plays a pivotal role in advancing the development agenda for Persons with Disabilities across the nation.