190 Persons with the artificial limb


Jaipur. Dec 30Th. The footprints of the world famous Jaipur Foot could be seen in the African nation, Djibouti now. An  eight-member  team of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS)  comprising  technicians led by S P bahuguna has so far fitted 190 persons with the artificial limb .

The camp is being held in the military hospital of   Djibouti, the Capital of  Republic of Djibouti.

India’s ambassador to Djibouti  R Chandramouli said under this camp 500 Djiboutian would be provided artificial limbs.

Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 921,804 inhabitants  and is the smallest nation in the mainland  Africa.

The camp in Dbjobouti  has been organised by the ministry of external affairs under the “India For Humanity“ programme. This programme was launched to mark the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and it is being continued.

The founder and the chief patron of  BMVSS, D R Mehta said  that that the ministry of external affairs under the”India For Humanity”programme has so far organised  artificial limb fitments camps in Malawai, Vietnam, Myanmar, Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Tannzania, Namibia and Uganda and over 6000 handicapped persons were provided with the artificial limbs and  other  aids and appliances.  He said India earned enormous goodwill by holding such camps and  the disabled of the various countries not only got mobility, but also dignity.

Mehta said  similar camps would be organised in other countries also under thwe “India For Humanity” programme.