Karnataka Marwari Samaj in association with Bhagwan Mahaveer Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (Jaipur Foot) is organising a ‘Free Foot camp for Footless for the 12th year. In this camp, KMS will provide Jaipur foot, callipers (for polio affected patients) and crutches for handicapped. It is a clear social vision and commitment to help the disabled regain mobility and dignity by fitting high-quality, durable artificial limbs and other aids and appliances. The measurement camp will be conducted on 14th July 2019 at Maharaja Agrasen Bhavan, near Ashoka Pillar, Jayanagar, Bengaluru -560011, Time 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. Registration will be closed on Saturday 13th July 2019.
The distribution ceremony will held on 4th August 2019 at the same venue.
Bimal Kumar Saraogi, Project Director, Karnataka Marwari Samaj, said, ‘‘As we stood amongst the poorest of the poor in everywhere, some of them coming from thousands of miles away, we realised this was not just about fitting limbs but also about restoring dignity to other human beings, and in the process to ourselves, for it is in giving that we receive. There may be other places in the world where compassion is that tangible; it is just that we had not seen any.”
The artificial limbs provided by Karnataka Marwari samaj uses Jaipur Limb Technology. This technology has been developed and further refined by the research and development team of the society. The Jaipur Limb is a one-stop facility and the patients who come are measured and their custom-made limb/caliper are fabricated and fitted, without making them visit again a second time. it is so efficient that after this limb is fitted, a person can walk like a normal person without a stick or support, and even run, ride a bicycle and climb a tree. After the fitment many of the patients can go back to work in the field, factories, shops and offices.