The Indian Army along with the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), a Jaipur Foot Organisation, organised a three-day artificial limb fitment camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri district, as part of the ongoing drive covering the Kashmir Valley. The camp was conducted from October 13 to 15.
“A total of 43 artificial limbs, seven artificial hands, 28 calipers, 74 wheelchairs, 75 hearing aids, and six hand sticks were presented to the recipients through the camp,” said an Army official.
Camp witnesses influx of people
Similar camps have already been conducted at various other places in the Kashmir Valley. The camp at Uri saw an influx of beneficiaries. Specially-abled persons arriving at the camp were provided with suitable rehabilitation aids such as wheelchairs, auxiliary crutches, elbow crutches, calipers, hearing aids, and specifically made artificial limbs.
The camp has been appreciated by the locals who expressed their gratitude towards the Indian Army and the NGO for organising the camp for the underprivileged at such a large scale. The joint venture between the Indian Army and Jaipur foot foundation will endeavour to achieve ‘Saksham Hum Saksham Kashmir Saksham Bharat’.