on 13 November by the world health organization is the international day of the blind.
In the Tyumen region is home to about 4 thousands of visually impaired people. They share the Tyumen oblast organization of all-Russian society of the blind, which has 11 local organizations in cities and districts of the region.
In connection with the International day of the blind in the Tyumen region annually, the month of "White cane". The main objective is to attract public attention to the solution of social problems of visually impaired people, protecting their rights and interests.
During the month of "White cane" in all the local organizations of the all-Russian society of the blind will be organized round tables with participation of representatives of local governments, regional offices of the social insurance Fund of the Russian Federation and the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the Tyumen region, bodies of social protection of the population and other agencies; events and competitions "Hands - our eyes", "do with us, Do as we"championship in rapid chess and checkers and other
In, Tyumen will host regional events:
- October 21-22, open competition couples of blind people "Two wings";
- 11-12 November - V regional competition for the best reader, dedicated to the 180th anniversary of the birthday of LEO. Tolstoy.
Regional events are held with the financial support of the Department of social development of the Tyumen region, the Committee on culture of the Tyumen region.