Simhastha: Differently abled people take holy dip in Kshipra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2016 21:00 IST
Differently abled people take holy dip in Kshipra in Ujjain on Sunday. (HT photo)

Over 125 persons with disabilites, including children from different institutions in Indore, participated in Simhastha Mahakumbh and took holy dip at Kshipra river on Sunday.

“Though we can’t see this world, we can feel it and we are doing the same today,” said Hariom Pandit, a visually impaired person who accompanied 124 others from National Blind Association, MP Blind Association, Anand deaf and dumb society, Viklang Ekta Manch and Malwa Neemar Badhir Sangh respectively.

Seers at Simhastha acknowledged efforts of the organisations and clicked photographs with participants.

Group coordinator Gyanendra Purohit said the participants, between age gap of 11 and 52 years, consist of those suffering from blindness, speech, hearing and orthopaedic impairments.

Purohit expressed gratitude towards organisations such as Saksham, Self aur Differently Abled along with Jai Singh Jain and Shashant Niyati who helped arrange facilities for the group. The coordinator said disabled children and adults asked him about Simhastha Kumbh.

“Many of them have never witnessed Mahakumbh. To satisfy their queries, we had planned to take all of them to Ujjain with help of organisations working for persons with disabilities. We took special permission from officials of the local administration, who arranged special buses to reach the ghat,” Purohit added.

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