In a one-of-its-kind campaign to “make Mumbai disability free”, BEST buses will now have posters in collaboration with google.org grantee Ratna Nidhi Trust – “if you know any polio or accident-affected victim, you can call 7498989292. They will get Jaipur foot or polio callipers, absolutely free of charge from Ratna Nidhi Trust.”
This is a continuation of the programme launched by Hon. Mayor of Mumbai, in association with Ratna Nidhi Trust, called the Make Mumbai Disability Free Campaign. The BEST (Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport Undertaking), the civic transport and electricity provider public body based in Mumbai, has joined hands with Ratna Nidhi Trust for this noble cause.
Speaking on the same, Anil Sadashiv Kokil, Chairman, BEST, said, “We look forward to partner with Ratna Nidhi Trust and ensure that more Mumbaikars get this powerful message of Make Mumbai Disability Free. If you know a person with disability, you can help them get Jaipur Foot and Callipers for free! Thousands of Mumbaikars will benefit from this. I cannot think of a better service to the city.”
Dr Anil Kumar Singal, Chief Medical Officer, BEST, added, “We will place 3/4 posters, in 3,400 BEST buses in Mumbai, so that all the commuters can be made aware of this drive. These posters will be a reminder that you can help someone with disability to lead a better life, absolutely free of charge.”
Rajiv Mehta, Trustee, Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust, said, “1 in 7 persons worldwide suffers from some kind of disability, making disabled people the world’s largest minority. We are grateful to BEST for taking forward the social cause of Make Mumbai Disability Free.”
Ratna Nidhi Trust is currently doing ward-wise planning to identify amputees and polio- affected people who can be thus rehabilitated.