World Sight Day is a special annual day of awareness that is celebrated around the world each year to focus on blindness and vision impairment. To celebrate this day the British Council had arranged a Young Learners’ Art Competition with this year’s theme ‘Stronger Together'. Around 2500 kids (aged between 5 -14) from all over Bangladesh took part in the art Competition. Among them, 30 winners were selected and awarded certificates and prizes in the ceremony.
The British Council in partnership with Standard Chartered bank celebrated World Sight Day on 15 October 2016 at the Dhaka University Campus office. The ceremony started with the welcome speech from Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, Programmes, British Council followed by the speech from Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head Of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank and Ln. Shakhawat Hossain, Chief Advisor, Lions Club Motijheel Royal.
“The British Council has been working to address and seek solutions to various social problems in Bangladesh and around the globe for decades. This year, we are glad to partner with Standard Chartered Bank to pursue actionable solutions to the globally significant issue, which is also highly relevant in Bangladesh,” said Jim Scarth, Deputy Director, Programmes, British Council.
The ceremony was designed with a crafts workshop and cultural programme for kids. There was a voluntary eye camp for all the guests supported by Lions Club Bangladesh. Along with Dhaka office, the British Council also celebrated World Sight Day 2016 in Chittagong office on 29 October 2016, arranging an eye camp for both the participants and guests and observing the World Sight Day 2016 with great enthusiasm.