NAB team calls on Governor to mark Flag Day

Gangtok, 14 Sept:

Governor Shriniwas Patil and the First Lady today granted audience to a team of six members from National Association for Blind, Sikkim at Raj Bhavan on the occasion of National Association for the Blind’s Flag Day being observed from 14-18 Sept across the country. The group was led by general secretary of the association, Geeta Gurung, a press communiqué received from Raj Bhavan informs.

The executives of the association submitted detailed report to the Governor underlining various initiatives and activities being undertaken aimed at empowering the visually challenged in the State.

During the interaction with members of the association, the Governor enquired about the condition of children enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Institute for the Blind in Namchi and asked about their welfare and about resources being mobilised by the association.

On the occasion of Flag Day, he has also appealed to the Sikkimese society to come forward voluntarily towards bringing change in the lives of these differently abled brothers and sisters in whatever possible way.

Stating that charity should be an integral part of life of every responsible citizen and human being, the Governor has urged all to imbibe charity and empathy in our lives and share dthe ifficulties and sufferings of our fellow beings.

Members of the association also gave Flag Day stickers to the Governor, First Lady, officers and staff of Raj Bhavan on the occasion.