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Artificial limb fitment programme organised in Vietnam

Jul 31, 2018

The programme was organised in collaboration with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklaang Sahatya Samiti (Jaipur Foot) in Vietnam

New Delhi: Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group, continuing their social welfare programs has now facilitated a camp for 500 PWDs in Vietnam along with Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahitya Samiti (BMVSS) and Embassy of India in Vietnam.

In continuation to its legacy of social welfare drives, the artificial limb fitment camp is aimed to heal and treat more than 500 Persons with Disability in Vietnam, with certain limb disabilities during the 5 weeks span.

Nguyen Thi Hien, the first lady of Vietnam inaugurated the camp with His Excellency P Harish, Ambassador of India in Vietnam, officials of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group along with technical and implementing partner of the camp Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahatya Samiti (BMVSS) which has provided the equipment and personnel to facilitate this camp in an effective and organised manner.

The formal inauguration of Artificial Limb Fitment Camp, Vietnam in Vinh Phuc saw the involvement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dolisa, Dept of Health, Dept of Planning and Investment and other officials of Vinh Phuc Province in Vietnam. The Artificial Limb Fitment Camp has been organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Embassy of India in Vietnam as part of the bilateral Development Partnership initiatives in Vietnam. BMVSS has aided Spark Minda foundation to facilitate the camp in two provinces - Vinh Phuc and Phu tho in Vietnam.

Speaking about the inauguration, Ashok Minda, Group CEO, says, “Spark Minda has been present in Vietnam since a decade, inauguration of Artificial Limb Fitment Camp is itself a very proud moment for the Group. Our initiative has benefitted more than 7,000 amputees globally through our small means of giving back to society. Our association with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklaang Sahatya Samiti (Jaipur Foot) is well known and this collaboration has already made several milestones in India and Indonesia by benefitting people across various age groups. We with all our gratitude want to thank President of Socialistic Republic of Vietnam and of course BMVSS for giving us such glorious opportunity of oneness and giving back to society.

Adding to Minda, Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation says “I am thankful to the Ministry of External Affairs, India and Embassy of India in Vietnam for the initiative of organizing this camp. Spark Minda Foundation has been continuously benefitting and rehabilitating people since years now, the camp in Vietnam is again a proud moment which aims in helping more than 500 people in coming days. As a Group, we have always regarded CSR as an intrinsic part of its existence and since the beginning the Group, we have been involved in activities aimed at bringing positive changes in the society whether its related to women health, sanitation or providing livelihood. We have already conducted many of such camps in India, and this camp in Vietnam embarks a new journey where we have moved one step higher in giving back to society through different initiatives.”

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