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Modi visits Jaipur Foot centre in Philippines

IANS  |  Manila 

Prime Minister Modi on Monday visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation here that has helped rehabilitate thousands of disabled people in the country with the famed Foot.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Modi interacted with nine-year old Carlo Migel Silvano from Bulacan province at Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in Manila.

"He (Carlo) is one of the thousands in fitted with the Indian-made 'Foot' at this Foundation," Kumar tweeted.

The Mahaveer Philippine Foundation is an associate centre of the Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayat Samiti (BMVSS) of the famed Foot artificial limb.

BMVSS is the world's largest organisation to rehabilitate over 1.55 million lives with the artificial limb.

The Foundation in was set up by then Indian-origin Mayor of Manila Ramon Bagotsing and Executive President of BMVSS V.R. Mehta.

This year alone, 757 amputees in the have benefitted from the Foundation's programme.

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 13:44 IST
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