Tiruchirapalli

Assistive devices distributed on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Society of Tiruchi observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Monday by providing assistive devices and aids to 81 persons.

Freedom Trust, Chennai, provided the assistive materials, and Rane Holdings, sponsored material worth nearly ₹ 4.5 lakh under its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative.

Twenty-four wheelchairs, 13 positioning devices, 11 prosthetic limbs, standing boards, and braces and splints. were donated to children affected by cerebral palsy.

The Freedom Trust is distributing the aids to beneficiaries identified by the Spastics Society of Tiruchi for the fourth year now.

R. Venkatanarayanan, President- Corporate Services, Rane Holdings, handed over the assistive devices to the beneficiaries in the presence of the Founder and Managing Trustee of Freedom Trust, and Director of Spastics Society of Tiruchi Shanthakumar.

The expensive materials, which are custom-made to facilitate mobility and enable the differently abled to function as independently as possible, are not available in the open market, Dr. Shanthakumar said.

The aids and devices address the main concern of the parents about mobility of children affected by cerebral palsy. Over the years, the Trust has conducted 246 camps, reaching out to 17,500 beneficiaries, Dr. Sundar, a recipient of the Chief Minister's and President's awards, said.

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