Friday 18 June 2021
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India High Commission celebrates Mahatma Gandhi 150th birthday with good works

On Monday the High Commission of India will kick off a camp in Rundu, for the duration of six weeks. The purpose of the camp is to provide artificial limbs to about 500 Namibian people, at no cost.
The camp is organised with the partnership of the High Commission of India, and the Ministry of Health and Social Services and is part of commemorations of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary this year.
The artificial limbs will be fitted for people who need replacements below or above knee or below elbow. Beneficiaries include those who have lost limbs due to accidents, diabetes, mines, snakebites, etc.
This prosthetic limb, popularly known as Jaipur Foot, has gained worldwide recognition for its efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness. More than 70 camps in 30 countries have been held so far and artificial limbs have been provided to more than 1.7 million beneficiaries in India and all over the world.
The United Nations (UN) has recognised this remarkable achievement by hosting a special commemorative event on 15 May 2018. In past one year alone in Africa, the camps have been held in Tanzania, Malawi, Senegal and Ethiopia.

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