Tuk Tuk March: Celebrities in rickshaws reinforce stance for disabled people
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A noteworthy Tuk Tuk (Rickshaw) March was recently put together for a good cause starring well-renowned celebrities of the Pakistani Industry.
Tuk Tuk March was organised by an NGO in Karachi for individuals dealing with disabilities. The march certainly stood out as it was being constituted through Rickshaw rides which is a rather fun way to make the event memorable.
Ace fashion designer, TV host, director, and actor HSY hosted the NOWPDP (Network Of Organizations Working For People With Disabilities, Pakistan) TukTuk March as their goodwill ambassador at People’s Square Karachi. NOWPDP is a disability inclusion initiative that works with the educational and economic empowerment of people with disabilities.
The event was held to celebrate the right to livelihood and transport of people with disabilities. With inclusivity as the primary focus, the march was meant to empower people with disabilities and encourage them to pursue their rights to work and mobility.
The event kickstarted with an introduction by Omair Ahmad, the Executive Director of NOWPDP followed by a talk-show-style panel discussion hosted by HSY.
The TukTuk March panelists included renowned names such as Mahira Khan, Wasim Akram, Fahad Mustafa, Maya Ali, and several others. Featuring approximately 10 celebrities, the segment discussed the purpose of the TukTuk March and how it provides more opportunities for people with disabilities. After the segment, the pioneer of retrofitted rikshaws, Imran Ghanchi joined the stage to tell his story and how he developed rikshaws that are accessible for people with disabilities.
The discussion led to an introduction of NOWPDP’s trainees who drove in the rikshaws and gave the ‘Friends of NOWPDP’ their rikshaw-themed colored bandannas as tokens of appreciation.
After being presented with their bandanas, the superstars were then invited to pledge to a NOWPDP project of choice. This was followed by a tuk-tuk drive around People’s Square Karachi.
Many top stars of the industry were seen supporting Tuk Tuk March’s cause. Some of them being Bilal Ashraf, Humayun Saeed, Maya Ali, Ayesha Omar and Feroze Khan.
Events like ‘Tuk Tuk March’ put together in such a fun way should be celebrated as they help bring people together in showcasing unity for a brilliant cause which otherwise is not highlighted enough, this time the march through influential celebrities contributed into reinforcing the stance for disabled people.
The celebrities even talked about the topic at hand with great enthusiasm.