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Jaipur foot centre to come up in Kabul

The makers of Jaipur Foot Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), will set up a permanent centre in Kabul in association with the Afghanistan government's Ministry of Social Welfare, Disabled and Martyrs.

Jaipur: The makers of Jaipur Foot Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), will set up a permanent centre in Kabul in association with the Afghanistan government's Ministry of Social Welfare, Disabled and Martyrs.

Three Afghans selected by the Afghanistan government would be coming here for a month long training to be provided by the BMVSS experts, Chief Patron of the BMVSS D R Mehta said Thursday during the visit of Afghanistan's ambassador to India Shaida Mohammed Abdali.

The Ambassador during the visit saw the making of the Jaipur Foot that has helped provide mobility to 1.4 million persons both in India and in 27 countries abroad.

Mehta briefed the Ambassador about a special rehabilitation and fitness camp organised in Kabul this year in which 867 men, women and children were provided with artificial limbs.

He said the BMVSS donated large number of equipments and machineries to the Afghanistan government which would be used once the Jaipur Foot centre becomes functional in Kabul, a release said.

Abdali appreciated the works and said the government of his country was much impressed with the works done by the organisation in Afghanistan.

He said that more than 3,000 Afghans who suffered heavily during the wars were able to walk because of Jaipur Foot.

"People come to Afghanistan with weapons, but you come with artificial legs that enable the handicap walk," Abdali quoted as saying. 

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