BMVSS had earlier conducted four camps in Lebanon between 2006-2008 with the support of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at which 381 limbs were fitted
HYDERABAD, Feb 9 (The CONNECT) - Hyderabad-based philanthropist and social worker Inder Chand Jain, will represent the Indian Government at the closing ceremony of The Jaipur Foot Artificial Fitment Camp, held to provide Artificial Limbs in Beirut capital of war-torn Lebanon
Jain is the honorary secretary of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the world’s largest organization for rehabilitation of lower limb of the handicapped. In the past 20 years, BMVSS has provided artificial limbs free of cost to over eighty thousand people. Over 120 Camps held covering each and every District of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The Jaipur Foot artificial limb fitment camp was at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, Beirut, on the occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day. The camp was started on February 9 and will go on till the 18th.
BMVSS headquartered in Jaipur and branches all over India, including one at Hyderabad supported over 2 million persons since 1975 across the Globe. It also has two branches in Pakistan.
On behalf of BMVSS, its executive president Satish Mehta offered to train Lebanese technicians in Jaipur Foot technology and provide technical support to help Lebanon set up a permanent center. He thanked the Government of India for its generous help in assisting the handicapped persons in over 20 countries in the last few years.
BMVSS had earlier conducted four camps in Lebanon between 2006-2008 with the support of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) at which 381 limbs were fitted. The four camps in Lebanon aroused much goodwill for India and after this a similar camp was organized in Iraq successfully.
Maji Ramadan representing the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Joseph El Helo representing. Minister of Public Health, Colonel Nadim Kakoun representing Lebanese Armed Forces, Dr. Jihad Saadeh, Chairman of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital attended the camp. Members from partner associations, namely, Elite Center of culture and education Tripoli, Dar El Handassa, El Khalil Foundation, Rotary club were also present at the inauguration ceremony.