Supplementing the Accessible India Campaign of Government of India, Spark Minda of Ashok Minda Group, as part of their continuous efforts aimed towards social upliftment has organized a 12 day Artificial Limb Fitment camp from 1st September to 12th September, 2016 at Noida.
The camp which is set up at its flagship company, Minda Corporation Limited, Sector 59, Noida is being organized in association with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklaang Sahatya Samiti (Jaipur Foot).
The camp aimed to treat more than 500 Persons with Disability in 12 days. Observing the response of the community the number for fitment was increased to 1000. The camp has provided end-to-end support in Limb fitment, Caliper fitment, providing Walkers, Elbow Crutches etc, all in the same day and as per requirement.
The activity is part of ‘Saksham’ – a CSR program started by Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group to help Persons within Disabilities (PWDs). Under Saksham, the Group aims to provide accessible and assistive technologies, impart skill training through OJT (On the job training), create inclusive workplace and ergonomics, train them for 5s and life skills, employ PWD’s (Persons with Disability). The Group has already successfully organized an Artificial Limb fitment camp at Indonesia, which benefitted around 500 people in May, 2015.
In the recently concluded Camp, Spark Minda Foundation had a partnership with more than 12 Organization such as Ambuja Cement Foundation, Assocham, Sister of Destitute, Wockhardt Foundation, Sehgal Foundation, Enactus – Group of Delhi University Students, etc for seeking mobilization support. PWDs from Ghaziabad, Bisraksh, Dadri, Dhankor, Jewar, Mewat, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Bulandsahar, Agra, Meerut, Mathura,etc were benefitted during the Camp. This camp was organized in a closed coordination with the District Administration of Gautam Buddha Nagar to ensure the outreach to rural blocks. This Program is unique example of Public Private Partnership.
This is the vision of the Group Chairman, Ashok Minda of providing accessible and assistive technology to all and is one of the core intervention vertical under his vision of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Speaking at the inauguration of Artificial Limb Fitment Camp Program, he said, “As a Group, we are extremely happy to set-up this camp aimed at the physical and socio-economic rehabilitation of the persons with disability, especially the resource-less, so they can lead a life of dignity and become productive and sustained members of the community. Our partner in this initiative, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklaang Sahatya Samiti (Jaipur Foot) is working with us to provide the best facilities and services to the people coming to the camp. As a Group, we are delighted by the means and ways we are nurturing the society and bringing a change that can turn someone’s life around for good.”
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, DR. Mehta, Padamshree, Chief Patron -Jaipur Foot said “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.”