Gorkha Rifles and NGO organised rehabilitation camp in Jammu and Kashmir for disabled persons

A city-based NGO which manufactures ‘Jaipur Foot’, a rubber-based prosthetic leg, along with the Indian Army ( Gorkha Rifles ) have equipped 103 disabled persons in a border village of Jammu and Kashmir with artificial limbs, hearing aids, wheel chairs, crutches and walking sticks.

Gorkha Rifles and LoC organised rehabilitation camp in LoC
Gorkha Rifles and LoC organised rehabilitation camp in LoC

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti ( LoC ) in association with 5/5 Gorkha Rifles of the Army had set up a special camp for the purpose in Dagbella village, located at the height of 13,000 feet, from December 22-29.

Under the programme ‘Manzil Aapke, Kadam Hamare’, the Gorkha Rifles organised the camp to rehabilitate the civilians, a BMVSS release issued here said.

The camp was set up in one of the remotest places in the vicinity of the Line of Control (LoC), which has a large number of villagers affected in firing from across the border.

Due to accidental blasts of mines and unexploded explosives (UXOs), many people have suffered injuries and ailment, the release said adding that most of them have lost a limb or are hearing impaired.

“There was an urgent need to address the needs of the people by organising a rehabilitation camp to provide aid to them. For this, the BMVSS sent a team of six technicians who braved heavy snowfall and freezing temperature to equip the disabled persons with the artificial limbs, hearing aids, crutches, tricycles and walking sticks,” it said.


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