An Indian doctor helps a disabled patient use an artificial limb. (Photo: PANO)

Addressing the ceremony, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish said that the camp was inaugurated to realize the agreement between the two countries reached during State President Tran Dai Quang’s visit to India in this March. Accordingly, the Government of India, through the Indian Embassy in Vietnam and the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayara Samiti (BMVSS) will carry out a project to provide artificial limbs for 500 people with disabilities in Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho provinces in July and August.

He confirmed that the Indian Government and people were happy when Vietnam is the first country where the Jaipur Foot project is implemented, based on an agreement signed last November between the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and BMVSS. “The project will help wounded soldiers and disabled people move by themselves and have a normal life,” he added.

Chairman of the Vinh Phuc provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tri confirmed that the artificial limb program held great significance, as Vietnam is marking the 71st anniversary of the Day for Wounded and Fallen Soldiers (July 27th).

“Not only helping wounded soldiers and disabled people reduce difficulties, it contributes to increasing mutual understanding and friendship between Vietnam and India,” he went on to say./.

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