Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) launched ‘India for Humanity’ initiative in honour of Mahatma Gandhi and his selfless contribution to humanity.
A well-known charitable organisation founded in 1975, and better known by its trademark limb 'Jaipur Foot', BMVSS is among the world's largest organisations for the fitment of artificial limbs. It has served over 1.73 million amputees till date.Jaipur Foot/Jaipur Leg is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations. Compared to the composite carbon fibre variants, it is considered an inferior alternative but its variable applicability and cost efficiency makes it an acceptable choice for prosthesis. It was developed by Ram Chandra Sharma 1968.
‘India for Humanity’ is a novel initiative of MEA to make the world more inclusive for those who are less fortunate. This will set a right precedent in front of countries to cooperate and collaborate in the arena of work related to marginalised and neglected groups of the world. Such humanitarian gestures of India, inspired by Gandhian ideals of love, compassion and humility, will consolidate India’s credibility as a world leader at international platforms. Thus, the initiative adds another gem to India’s soft power diplomacy.