Free Foot Camp for Footless

Karnataka Marwari Samaj, in association with Bhagwan Mahaveer Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is organising a "free foot camp for footless'.

In this camp, amputees and polio-affected patients will be provided the Jaipur Foot, calipers, crutches and other aids and appliances, at no charge. The deadline for registration is October 14.

The foot camp will be piloted on Sunday, 16th of October 2016 at Maharaja Agrasen Bhavan. It will take place on No.340/8, 2nd Cross, 1st Block, Near Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar, Bengaluru -560011. Start time is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. In fact, this is the 9th year that Karnataka Marwari Samaj is conducting a free Jaipur Foot camp. Karnataka Marwari Samaj is involved in community service working on varying projects at Bangalore.

According to Mr. Bimal Kumar Saraogi, Project Director, Karnataka Marwari Samaj, "As we stood amongst the poorest of the poor in Jaipur, some of them coming from thousands of miles away, we realised this was not just about fitting limbs but also about restoring dignity to other human beings, and in the process to ourselves, for it is in giving that we receive. There may be other places in the world where compassion is that tangible; it is just that we had not seen any."

This free foot camp is a one-stop facility where the patients who come are measured, then fitted with their custom-made limb/caliper on the same day without making them visit again a second time. That said, it is often recommended to have prosthetics to be custom-made to enhance the amount of function that can be achieved by their use.

BMVSS is the renowned makers of the Jaipur Foot. This camp not only aims to outfit patients with artificial limbs and prosthetics, but also help them recover mentally from the loss of lower extremities. For poor people who cannot afford to be fitted with expensive prosthetics, BMVSS helps in making them move forward again with the use of artificial limbs to get them functioning more fluidly with daily living activities. The organization supplies no-charge quality prosthesis to get patients back to a level prior to experiencing their amputation.