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PM appreciates contribution of Jaipur Foot

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the efforts of the Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, makers of the world famous Jaipur Foot, for holding a special camp at Srinagar in Kashmir Valley to provide artificial limbs and other aids to 1,300 people.

In a letter addressed to the beneficiaries, Mr Modi said that funds for this camp have been made available to the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) and the Jammu & Kashmir government from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

“I am sure that this endeavour will considerably alleviate and help you overcome difficulties while providing greater mobility and productivity. I do hope that it will also be a step to enable you to hereafter live a life of greater dignity, both in your family and the society at large,” Mr Modi said.

The founder and chief patron of the BMVSS D.R. Mehta said that the Prime Minister’s gesture showed his concern for the handicapped of Jammu & Kashmir and the camp which is underway at Srinagar will go a long way in helping them gain mobility and dignity.

Mr Mehta said that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund sanctioned the relief amount after favourable recommendations from the Union Home Ministry and the Jammu & Kashmir government.

Mr Mehta said the camp would provide mobility aids to 1,300 physically challenged persons from Kashmir. The camp is being organized at Sultan-Ul-Arifeen Artificial Limb Caliper Fitment Centre, Srinagar. He said a large number of people were coming to the camp despite the heavy rains.

Virendra Raj Mehta, who is a former consultant of the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines is leading the BMVSS team at Srinagar. Mr Mehta, also a Trustee of the Dorab Tata Trust, along with his wife, was instrumental in setting up a Jaipur Foot Centre at Manila.

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