Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Fits People with Disabilities with Jaipur Foot

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklaang Sahatya Samiti (BMVSS), the popular creators and innovators of the Jaipur Foot, teamed up with Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, as part of their efforts for social responsibility.

Both organizations collaborated on a 12-day Artificial Limb Fitment camp at Noida, India. The camp was headquartered at its flagship company, Minda Corporation Limited, Sector 59, Noida.

The camp, which was held from September 1 to 12, 2016, aimed to treat more than 500 people with disabilities in just 12 days. The camp has provided prosthetics or artificial limbs, calipers and other physical aids and appliances, free of charge all on the same day of assessment, fitment, and as per requirement.

As part of 'Saksham', a corporate social responsibility activity launched by Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, the camp has offered its assistance people who have lost their limbs due to accident or illness.

Aside from limb fitments, the camp imparted available and efficient technologies and offered skill training through on-the-job training programs to create an inclusive and ergonomic workplace for people with disabilities.

According to BMVSS chief patron and founder, D.R. Mehta, "We are grateful to Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group for giving us this opportunity to work with them for this noble cause aimed at bringing about a positive transformation in the lives of individuals. As an organization, we have been working towards this cause for decades now and we understand the need and importance of such initiatives which give a second life to people with disabilities, encouraging them to live a dignified and complete life. We look forward to working on similar such activities with the Group in future as well."

BMVSS is built on a humane and patient-centered philosophy and value system. The organization's main concern is that “the dignity and self-respect of patients must be maintained or enhanced at all costs.”