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Jaipur Foot to be exhibited at United Nations Headquarters

Published on May 07, 2018
Jaipur Foot is a world famous and most widely used artificial limb which will be exhibited at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Jaipur Foot to be exhibited at United Nations Headquarters

  • It will be exhibited by the Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) at the UN, from 15th May to 18th May 2018.
  • An exclusive seminar on Jaipur Foot and an exhibition have been organised at the U.N. Gallery at the initiative of India’s permanent representative Syed Akbaruddin.
  • The event will be the first of its kind in the U.N.
  • The seminar and exhibition will highlight India’s contribution in providing mobility and dignity to the differently abled.
  • The Jaipur Foot has benefited 17 lakh people across the world and has its presence in 29 countries. 
  • The Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is a non-profit organisation dedicated for providing free of cost artificial limbs to disabled people 
  • The Jaipur Foot was made by the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS).
  • The BMVSS gives aids and the Jaipur Foot free of cost to the beneficiaries.
  • The BMVSS has recently entered into an agreement with the Ministry of External Affairs for holding camps abroad.
  • So far 66 camps have been organised in 29 countries and artificial limbshave been distributed to the differently abled people.

Expected Questions

1. Name the artificial limb which would be exhibited at the UN?
- Jaipur Foot

2. Name the organization which would organize the exhibition of the Jaipur Foot at the UN?
- Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS)

3. Who is the Chairman of Jaipur Foot, USA?
- Prem Bhandari

4. Who is the founder of the BMVSS?
- D R Mehta

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