Around 1000 Iraqis who have lost their legs will be able to walk again with a Jaipur-based organisation planning to equip them with the famous Jaipur Foot.
A 22-member delegation of Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) embarked for Iraq on Monday, where they will set up a camp in association with Chalabi Trust there and Pakistan’s Haswa Trust in this connection.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi flagged off the delegation, which will reach the middle-east country tomorrow.
According to D.R. Mehta of BMVSS, the delegation will be there in Iraq for a month and during this period they will distribute the famed Jaipur foot for those injured in the wars that ravaged the country.
“We will fix artificial limbs on around 1,000 people. This will be a record in itself,” Mehta said.
Jaipur Foot is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations.