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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj praises Jaipur Foot in front of Ambassadors around the world, Exhibition next year in Washington

  Pali: Jaipur Foot USA expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a meeting held at New York. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj not only praised the quality of Jaipur foot but also praised the founder of Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti Society, DR Mehta, in the meeting of the Ambassadors of various countries in New Delhi as mark of celebration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the Nation. External Affairs Minister said that Jaipur Foot is light in weight and it is very cheap too. Jaipur Foot USA expressed gratitude to them for showing respect to Mehta and Jaipur Foot .
Under the program of Humanity and India, the Ministry of External Affairs will provide Jaipur Foot, free of cost in collaboration with Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti. Welcoming the initial goal of providing artificial foot by organizing special camps in 12 countries, Chairman of Jaipur Foot USA, Prem Bhandari informed that since 1975, due to the devotion of our founder Dr Mehta's towards Divyangs, Government has chosen the Jaipur Foot to promote the ideology and principals of Mahatma Gandhi abroad. External Affairs Minister too praised the work done by D R Mehta for humanity and said that Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti has served around 17 lakh Divyangs by organizing camps in 30 countries till date. Bhandari said that in May this year, seminar and exhibition were held at New York in the United Nations under the auspices of Jaipur Foot USA ,Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti in collaboration with Government of India. He praised India's permanent Representative to UN, ambassador Syed Akbaruddin and said that this program was successfully conducted due to his efforts only. As a result, many more countries of the world will also come forward. Bhandari said that in the beginning of the new Year, Jaipur Foot USA is going to organize Exhibition and Seminar soon in Washington in collaboration with it’s parent organization Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti. Bhandari said in foreign countries ,up to Rs10 lakh is taken as cost of artificial leg while many time better jaipur foot cost only appx. five thousand rupees and it is given free of cost throughout the world. The meeting was attended by Dr. Raj Bihani, Hotel businessman Ramesh Bhatia, Secretary of Jaipur Foot USA, Rajendra Bafna, Advisor Ashok Sancheti, Member Vipul Shah, Meerul Shraif, Treasurer of RANA Chandra Sukhwal, Ashok Pandya and Ranjit Champawat and others. After the meeting of Jaipur Foot, USA a banquet was organized by Jaipur Foot USA to bid farewell to Air India's USA Head Vandana Sharma after completion of 3 years. This event was attended by Air India's new Head Bhubna Rao, RANA Chairman Haridas Kotewala, New York Police High Commissioner Captain George Stanley, IPS Officer Aditya Goenka, Akshay Patra and people associated with other social organizations.



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