The group of widows from Vrindavan arrived in Varanasi to participate in a national seminar on the condition of widows; the seminar was organized at the Banaras Hindu University.

The widows, mostly in their 80s, shared stories of their lives and experiences at an event organised by Sulabh International.

"It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, in her eighties, recalling how she and a dozen others enjoyed a flight to Varanasi. They took a holy dip in the

Ganga and offered prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. They also visited Nepali and Birla ashrams and participated in Bhajans.

Sulabh takes care of around 1,500 Widows living in various ashrams in Varanasi and Vrindavan.


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