About the event
2nd BLIND CAR RALLY of PATIALA
2nd Blind Car Rally of Patiala is being organised in Patiala as part of the “Patiala Heritage Week” being organised by Government of Punjab from 18th to 25th of February 2018. This Rally is being organised by Patiala School for the Blind and Powered by Royal City Riders, Patiala.
What is Blind car rally?
The car rally for the blind is a rally which is based on the concept of Time, Speed and Distance format (TSD) of a professional car rally. However the rally has been modified slightly where the sighted driver is 'shown' the way by a blind navigator with the route chart printed in Braille which the sighted cannot read.
Rally - A mind game:
This rally is not a race. While the race is all about speed, this car rally is a much more complex sport. The skills required in a rally are:
- Acute sense of direction
- Ability of mental arithmetic
- Good driving skills
- Good reflexes
Fast Coordination of skills like listening, calculating, visualizing, driving etc.
Typical Route: The car rally route will be of about 50-70 kms. The route will be very carefully picked up after about dozen of route surveys and includes a variety of tracks including - Highway, main road, side road, tarmac road (Metal) road, dirt track etc.
Other car rallies build a sense of enmity & competition. But this car rally we have built new & Strong relationship and of ever lasting friendships.
Ladies and Gentlemen above 18 years and holding a valid driving license are invited to participate in this unique Blind car rally.
Donation per car :
Minimum Rs. 2000/- per entry
Participation is for first 50 cars only.
The proceeds from the Car Rally will go towards donation to Patiala School for The Blind for their education and welfare of the Blind children.
Why should you sponsor?
The rally has many objectives:
To provide the participant with a feeling of adventure and fun. It also provides satisfaction of trying to understand the challenges faced by blind person and their skills in reading Braille. It gives an opportunity to the blind navigator to show his/her skill. It also provides empowerment to the blind and a sense of achievement to them. It raises their sense of confidence in themselves.