Indian Americans celebrate Diwali by providing ‘Jaipur Foot’ prostheses to differently-abled in Northeast

New York: Hundreds of differently-abled people from the Northeast will soon be provided free Indian-made prostheses, ‘Jaipur Foot’, according to the officials of the Jaipur Foot US (JFU) chapter.
In an attempt to give back to the people of Northeast, this Diwali Jaipur Foot, a stem of the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) will soon start an artificial limb fitment camp that’s backed by a prominent Florida-based donor.
“Dr. Rai Bansal of Florida has committed to establishing a mega camp of Jaipur Foot that would soon be a free artificial limb fitment camp in the Northeast, a testament to the organization’s commitment to providing aid and support to those in need,” Prem Bhandari, Chairman of Jaipur USA told ANI.
Bhandari further added that it’s not just Jaipur Foot’, a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations, but also other equipment like hearing aids, wheelchairs and other medical aids will also be a part of this mega camp for the persons with other disabilities.
On behalf of JFU, Bhandari also expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making JFU’s parent organization, BMVSS, a partner in this initiative. 

Image courtesy of ANI

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