Camp to provide aid to J&K residents with disabilities

A special camp to provide mobility aid to 1,300 physically challenged people from Jammu and Kashmir will be organised here on Thursday.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014, 11:40 AM IST

Srinagar: A special camp to provide mobility aid to 1,300 physically challenged people from Jammu and Kashmir will be organised here on Thursday.

"The camp would provide mobility aid to 1,300 physically challenged persons from Kashmir. The camp is being organised at Sultan-Ul-Arifeen Artificial Limb Caliper Fitment Centre in Dalgate area," a release from `Jaipur Foot`, an artificial mobility aid provider, said on Sunday.

The camp is being organised with the generous support from the Prime Minister`s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) on the basis of the recommendation of Ministry of Home Affairs and Jammu and Kashmir government, it said.
During the camp, the disabled would be provided with artificial limbs and other aids and appliances such as calipers, wheel chairs, tricycles etc, said D R Mehta, founder of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the parent organisation of `Jaipur Foot`.

A team of 12 experts and artisans led by Virendra Raj Mehta, Executive President of the BMVSS Centre, will hold the camp.
The BMVSS had organised three camps at Srinagar, Baramulla and Kupwara in 2012, including a camp with the help of the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LOC) which benefited 800 people.