Ministry of External Affairs launches “India for Humanity”

On October 9 , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the “India for Humanity” in New Delhi under which the Jaipur Foot artificial limb will be distributed free of cost to the needy across the world. The initiative is launched in collaboration with the charitable organization “Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti” (BMVSS) to honour Mahatma Gandhi’s service to humanity. ‘India for Humanity’ features a year-long series of artificial limb fitment camps in a number of countries spanning the globe to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The purpose of the initiative is to provide for the physical, economic and social rehabilitation of the differently-abled around the world by helping them regain their mobility and dignity to become self-respecting and productive members of society. The BMVSS was founded in 1975 & is better known by its trademark limb Jaipur Foot. It is among the world’s largest organisations for the fitment of artificial limbs and till date has served over 1.73 million amputees.

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