106th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra2171211185589250 Tamil Nadu118594711161636 Delhi102831742173165 Gujarat37636267441978 Uttar Pradesh2996819627313 Telangana2761216287313 Karnataka2681511100417 West Bengal2383715790804 Rajasthan2140416575472 Andhra Pradesh211979745252 Haryana1799913645279 Madhya Pradesh1562711768622 Bihar12525933898 Assam12523833016 Odisha10097670354 Jammu and Kashmir89315399143 Punjab67494554175 Kerala5895345228 Chhatisgarh3415272814 Uttarakhand3230262143 Jharkhand3018210422 Goa190311568 Tripura171612481 Manipur14307710 Himachal Pradesh107876410 Puducherry104351714 Nagaland6443030 Chandigarh4924017 Arunachal Pradesh270922 Mizoram1971390 Sikkim125650 Meghalaya94432
Lifestyle Viral and Trending 02 Apr 2018 Qutub Minar lit up w ...

Qutub Minar lit up with blue lights to mark World Autism Awareness Day

PTI
Published Apr 2, 2018, 9:06 pm IST
Updated Apr 2, 2018, 9:06 pm IST
In its 10th year since conception, the World Autism Awareness Day has attempted to sensitise people towards the disorder.
The colour blue not only stands for Autism awareness, but is also considered to impart serenity in the viewer (Photo: AFP)
 The colour blue not only stands for Autism awareness, but is also considered to impart serenity in the viewer (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: Qutub Minar today was lit up with blue lights on World Autism Awareness Day as part of the international '#LightItUpBlue' campaign to increase sensitisation and acceptance of autism in the society.

Organised by Autism Centre for Excellence (ACE), a school for autistic children, in association withArchaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the event, for the second time, put Qutub Minar among several buildings and monuments across the world that were lit up blue showing support to the autism community.

 

"Given the significance of the Qutub Minar in the national capital and in the country, having it lit up in blue is an important move in showcasing India's support for the national and international autism community," the organisers said.

In its 10th year since conception, the World Autism Awareness Day has attempted to sensitise people towards the disorder as well as aim at increasing acceptance of autistic individuals in the mainstream society.

"We are happy and proud to light up Qutub Minar in the color blue for the second time consecutively for Autism Awareness as a part of the international #LightItUpBlue campaign.

"I would like to take this opportunity to request all children, parents and teachers of the Autism community to join hands with ACE and be a part of this noble cause," Archana Nayar, founder of ACE, said.

Iconic buildings and landmarks like Niagara Falls, the United Nations, and White House have been lit up blue on this day in the past.

By lighting it in colour blue, we ignite the spirits of the common to see everyone as equal and learn to be as calm as the colour. The colour blue not only stands for Autismawareness, but is also considered to impart serenity in the viewer," the organisers said.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT