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Odisha: Visually Impaired Man Spreads Colors & Smiles On Holi


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22 March 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das


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Bhubaneswar: This Holi, OMMCOM NEWS has a special, heart-warming story for its readers. Despite being visually impaired, one Ajit Kumar Behera has opened a stall to sell Holi colors to the customers and is doing surprisingly well.

In a little stall set up outside Blind School near Big Bazaar here, Ajit has caps, masks and organic colors to offer. People thronged his stall today morning to make last minute purchases. The people had a gala time as Ajit shared his stories and experiences.

After working for an Eye Hospital, Ajit came to Odisha Association of Blind to look after the mess administration and timings. He gives his 100 per cent to whatever role he takes up. As a vendor, he has become the messenger of happiness for several homes on the occasion of Holi.

"I got everything for my stall from Cuttack. The dealers told me the prices for everything and I made a mental note. When customers here ask for a product, I tell them the price accordingly. I can also understand by the feel and touch, what products or colors the customers want to purchase." he explained.

In a world where people can be duped easily, Ajit's customers have proved to be thorough gentlemen. After deciding to purchase something from his stall, the people inform him what they have chosen. Accordingly, he tells them the price and the cash is given to him.

Before biding adieu to OMMCOM NEWS, he said, "On the auspicious occasion, don't use poisonous colors and ruin a great day. Play with safe colors and have a very Happy Holi."

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Ajit Kumar Behera