PM visits Mahaveer Foundation that provides ‘Jaipur Foot’ to amputees

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Nov 2017 10:09:26


By Manash Pratim Bhuyan

MANILA,

Nov 13,

(PTI)

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited a philanthropist organisation in the Philippines that provides free Indian-made prosthesis ‘Jaipur Foot’ to needy amputees and donated USD 2,00,000 to it for its activities. The Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, a long-running humanitarian cooperation programme between India and the Philippines, was set up by highly regarded Indian–origin Mayor of Manila Dr Ramon Bagatsing in 1985.The foundation has been instrumental in the fitment of the ‘Jaipur Foot’ to needy amputees.

About 757 amputees benefited from the programme this year.“Wonderful visit to the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation. Their efforts of fitting the Jaipur Foot on needy amputees have touched several lives. During my visit, saw a series of exhibits and interacted with amputees,” Modi tweeted. The Prime Minister also interacted with a number of children at the foundation.“‘I want to be a policeman’ my young friend told me... glad to see the Jaipur Foot giving wings to the aspirations of many youngsters like him,” said Modi in another tweet.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted: “Sharing expertise to intensify humanitarian cooperation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, which has rehabilitated million lives with the Indian-made ‘Jaipur Foot’.The Prime Minister donated USD 2,00,000 to the Mahaveer Philippines Foundation so that it can carry out its activities.