Visually challenged girls tie Rakhi on the wrists of Indian Army personnel

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Mumbai, Aug.2 (ANI): Ahead of the sibling festival Rakhi that marks the bondage between a brother and a sister, the National Association for the Blind (NAB) in Mumbai hosted a function on Saturday in which many visually impaired girls tied Rakhi, the sacred wrist bands, on the wrists of Indian Army personnel.

This year, Rakhi festival will be celebrated on Wednesday (August 05).

While tying the Rakhis, the visually impaired girls and women wished all the people of the Indian Army success and happiness in their career.

The occasion was an unforgettable moment for these girls and women, as they got an opportunity to tie Rakhis on the wrists of those who guard the country's frontiers.

"I am feeling so good because Indian soldiers guard our borders even in adverse climatic conditions. They protect us. My happiness is more than what I feel when I tie Rakhi on the wrist of my brothers (the army personnel)," said Pallavi Kakde, a visually challenged woman of National Association for the Blind (NAB).

As a part of their vocation, many women at the NAB are also engaged in making the Rakhis, which will be sent to Indian troops posted along the borders. They have been working for the last two months to meet their target of around 100,000 of Rakhis.

Personnel of the Indian Army from the Bombay Sub Area, who were present on the occasion, were overwhelmed by the affection showered by the visually impaired girls and women.

"It is a great pride that all these visually challenged ladies are self-reliant and they have done extremely well for themselves. This goes a long way in helping to move forward in life," said Col. R K Monga of the Indian Army. (ANI)

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