Mission Institute for Training Research and Action (MITRA) and Freedom Trust are jointly providing artificial limbs in association with Mission Samriddhi to 550 needy disabled persons, who have lost limbs in accidents or through disease.
Significantly students of Bombay Scottish School pooled their pocket money and arranged funds. The second stage of distribution of artificial limbs was organised atAamdar Nivas hall on Sunday in which 52 persons were given artificial legs.
The chief guest was Freedom Trust founder Dr Sundar Subramanium, Samruddhi Sansthan’s Kishore Jagtap, Bombay Scottish School students Mariyam Moziyan, her sister Arzin, mother Fatima were present.
Former minister Anil Deshmukh visited the programme and praised it. Kishore Jagtap guided the disabled persons. He said that, sudden disability makes the person depressed. However standing up through determination and going on with life on one’s own is difficult but not impossible â€“ It only needs efforts.
Organisations like MITRA and Freedom Trust have come to help these efforts. Dr Sundar Subramanium said that, Freedom Trust was working to ensure that every person in the Country should walk. In Vidarbha 550 disabled persons would be given limbs in stages through help of MITRA and Bombay Scottish School. He also guided on use of artificial legs and surmounting difficulties.
Fatima Mozayan expressed happiness at the new generation, which was participating in social activities along with education. MITRA president Abhijeet Raut introduced the programme. He said that, the artificial leg, which is given free costs Rs 10 thousand and the school students have taken up the responsibility for it and so it has special significance.
Dinesh Masudkar anchored the programme. Mariyam Mozayan and student Archie distributed the artificial limbs. The technical team members of Freedom Trust – Balaji, Raji, Raimum, Sabari, Pumakai and others helped in fitting the artificial legs. Mariyam said that a team from Mumbai came to the school and informed about the need of artificial legs through Freedom Trust and appealed for donations.
Among students, I collected the largest amount – Rs 2Â lakh and it has a large contribution of my mother and father. Other students from the school collected Rs 55 lakhs. This fund was collected through pocket money and donations from others. I am happy to see the happiness of the disabled persons when they stand on their own feet, she said.