Jaipur Foot, world famous Prosthetic limbs, are in display at the Rotary International Celestial Convention in Atlanta, U.S. Two members of the Parent body Bhagwan Mahaveer Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), distributors of Jaipur Foot, are in Atlanta to display the prosthetic limbs at the convention. By virtue of its low-cost and high reach among the physically challenged, Jaipur foot has been accorded a special area at the convention for its display.
BMVSS Honorary Secretary Deependra Mehta believes that around 60000 Rotarians from all over the world would be able to see Jaipur Foot. Also Mr. Mehta adds that, the visitors could help physically challenged in their respective countries by holding Fitting camps.
The mission of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is to
Provide prosthetics or artificial limbs, calipers and other physical aids and appliances, free of charge, to as many disabled people as possible through its centres, outreach programmes, and rehabilitation camps, both in India and abroad.
Founded in Jaipur in 1975, BMVSS has 22 branches across India. From just 59 artificial limbs fitted in 1975, the organisation has scaled up its operations to distribute about 60,000 aids and appliances to handicapped people annually. As a humanitarian organisation, BMVSS knows no frontiers. The disabled all over the world are its concern. To date, it has held more than 50 on-the-spot artificial limb and caliper fitment camps in 26 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The Jaipur foot simulates natural-limb functions like walking, squatting, sitting, running and climbing. Different types of prosthetics available are Below-Knee prosthesis, Above-Knee Prosthesis, Stanford-Jaipur Knee, Polio-Calipers, artificial hand, etc.
So far, Jaipur Foot has helped more than 16 lakh disabled around the world and latest display in this Rotary convention means its presence will be seen in many more countries in future.