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Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group Organizes Artificial Limb Fitment Camp

Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group in collaboration with Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) popularly known as Japipur Foot, has organized a camp for the fitment of Artificial Limbs for the Amputees at Jakarta. The camp was formally inaugurated on 11th May, 2015 at PTMinda Automotive Indonesia.

His Excellency Mr. Gurjit Singh, Ambassador of India to Indonesia and Timur-Leste was the Chief Guest of the Inaugural ceremony. The event was also graced by the presence of our GCEO, Mr. Ashok Minda, Mrs. Sarika Minda and Mr. Sudhir Kashyap.

This project named “Saksham” (‘Mandiri’- in Bahasa Indonesia) is aimed to ensure sustainability of life for the persons with disability through ensuring their mobility. After Artificial Limb Fitment, the amputees will be able to walk normally for the rest of their lives.

The camp was envisioned by Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group and Jaipur Foot in the year 2014. This project aims to benefit approximately 500 people from Indonesia under the Corporate Social Responsibility of the Group.
A team of 11 members are executing Artificial Limbs fitment to approximately 500 people at PTMAI Campus from 4th May, to 7th June, 2015. Since the initiation of the project, a total of 455 patients have been fitted with artificial limbs (status as on 1st June, 2015).

People with mobility disability particularly belonging to low income group from Jakarta and surrounding places will be treated during the camp. Identification and mobilization of patients are being done by Yayasan Peduli Tuna Daksa, NGO which will also be responsible for post camp facilitation and corrective measures.

Jaipur Foot has developed the technology for manufacturing and fitment of Artificial Limbs to the limbless. The limbs may be fitted above or below the knee. These limbs are manufactured by natural rubber over the structure of Plaster of Paris based on the customized measurement of each person. The longevity of these limbs is approximately 3-5 years. Amputees will comfortably be able to walk, work, ride and drive after this fitment.

During the inauguration ceremony, Mr. Ashok Minda, expressed that such initiatives of benefitting the persons with disabilitysignifies humanity and it should be boundryless and also spoke about the corporate citizenship theory relating to triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. Mrs. Sarika Minda, Chairperson – Group CSR briefed about rest of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives taken up by the group in the thematic areas of education, healthcare, community infrastructure livelihood promotion and environment protection.

Mr. Sudhir Kashyap, CEO, Minda Corporation Ltd. and Mr. Sandeep Aggarwal, President Director, PT Minda Automotive Indonesia thanked all the stakeholders for this valuable support for the camp.

This camp is a unique example of undertaking a major CSR activity in foreign land for the benefit of public in general. This will benefit the people with disability to make their lives self-sustainable with dignity.

Accessible and assistive aid for a life with dignity & respect.

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