Ansari flags off team to Afghanistan to help amputees

Vice President Hamid Ansari flagged off an `artificial limb fitment` team of Jaipur`s Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti to Kabul for providing artificial limbs to amputees there.

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday flagged off an `artificial limb fitment` team of Jaipur`s Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) to Kabul for providing artificial limbs to amputees there.

Led by its founder DR Mehta, the team will provide 1000 artificial limbs to amputees in Kabul free of charge at a camp.
This will be the 5th camp of BMVSS, makers of the famed artificial limb `Jaipur Foot`, in Afghanistan.

The Vice President said he felt privileged to be associated with a great mission of not only providing assistance, but also make people smile.

He said the people of Afghanistan have suffered the agonies of war and also loss of lives and produced a very large number of disabled persons and the effort symbolises close friendship between India and Afghanistan.
He wished BMVSS greater success in this noble cause and hoped that many more disabled people will be rehabilitated with Jaipur Foot.

The camp is being organised on the basis of the MoU which the Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled of Afghanistan and BMVSS entered into on May 16 this year in Kabul.

The team comprises 25 members, including doctors, specialists and artisans.

In the earlier four camps, 3051 persons were provided with artificial limbs by the BMVSS.

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