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Naidu launches 'Jaipur Foot' camp in Malawi, distributes India-made prosthetic limb to beneficiaries

Press Trust of India  |  Lilongwe 

M Venkaiah on Monday inaugurated a 'Foot' camp here and distributed the free India-made prosthetic limb to several beneficiaries.

The camp was launched under the 'for Humanity' programme, which honour Mahatma Gandhi's service to humanity.

Inaugurating the camp, said the first Foot camp in the series is launched in because it was here in that Gandhiji took his "first steps towards becoming a Mahatma, a great soul and later went on inspire a number of generations".

"It was this soil of which gave the nourishment and inspiration and made what he was. It was that transformed his vision and gave greater clarity to his life's mission," said.

The 'Foot' is one of the best examples of Indian ingenuity and barefoot engineering that has helped several thousands of victims of landmine blasts and accidents across the world to walk again.

"In the presence of Malawian dignitaries, over artificial limbs to the beneficiaries," Ministry of tweeted.

In the last two decades, the 'Jaipur Foot' has become a symbol of Indian humanitarian assistance in Africa, and

"As per the Indian world view, the whole world is seen as one family or 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam', which is the attitude of empathy, of sharing and caring, of a sharp focus on alleviating the agony of fellow human beings," Naidu said.

The said Gandhiji's vision and voice has a rare resonance in numerous hearts around the world because it springs from the timeless humanistic vision of

"His experience with truth and his commitment to serve those in need are an inspirational saga," he said.

The 'for Humanity', which was launched on October 2 to coincide with the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji, will take the message of the Mahatma to all parts of the world over the next one year.

The programme celebrates the great values of humanism which embodied right through his life.

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:50 IST