Port Blair, Nov 19: Rotary camp for free distribution of Artificial Limbs and Callipers concluded on 18th November. The Rotary Club of Port Blair and Goenka Foundation in association with the Mahavir Seva Sadan Kolkata held a camp for free distribution of Artificial Limbs and Callipers at the Integrated Complex for Divyang, Brookshabad from the 10th of November to the 18th of November 2017.
Altogether 121 patients were registered at this 9 day long camp and 116 were benefited. The beneficiaries were provided free artificial legs, arms and Callipers as per their requirements.
The valedictory function of this camp was held at the Andaman Club Hall near Netaji Stadium on the 17th of November 2017.
Smt. Rashmi Singh, Secretary Social Welfare and Smt. Poonam Arora, Chairperson, State Social Welfare board were among the host of special invitees who had come to attend this valedictory function of a noble project.
Rotary Club President, Rtn. Srawan Agarwala welcomed the gathering and appealed to the administration for making the workshop for manufacturing of prosthetics locally, fully functional. He stressed that due to this 9 day long camp all machineries and equipments have been put in place. The only requirement now is of a few trained individuals who can carry on with this workshop for the benefit of the Islanders.
Mr. Mehta, Chairperson Emeritus of the Mahavir Seva Sadan who also attended this function along with his team of officials from Kolkata assured of full support and cooperation in making this centre fully functional. He said that his organisation is ready to train a few people at their centre at Kolkata, free of cost, who can then come back and serve the Islanders here.
During the function, a few beneficiaries were handed over their prosthetic limbs and Callipers by the special guests and a few dignitaries who were present during the function.
Smt. Rashmi Singh also spoke during the function. She thanked Rotary Club members, Goenka Foundation and Mahavir Seva Sadan members for coming together and doing this selfless service for the people of these Islands. She expressed her desire for a fully running permanent centre for providing prosthetic aids locally.
The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Amit Goenka of the Goenka Foundation.