New Delhi: Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) organised separate camps to distribute ALIMCO (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India)-supplied aids and assistive devices worth Rs 92.5 Lakhs, sponsored by BEL under CSR, at Raichur and Yadgiri, two aspirational districts of Karnataka, on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, to a total of 941 disabled people.
At the function held at the University of Agricultural Sciences Auditorium, Raichur, 554 disabled people (Divyangjan) received support kits while 387 Divyangjan were distributed aids and assistive devices at the ceremony held at Hosalli Road, Yadgiri.
The beneficiaries from both districts were provided with a total number of 1,725 assistive aids and appliances of various categories, including tricycles, motorised tricycles, wheel chairs, CP chairs, crutches, walking sticks, rolators, smart canes, mobile phones, Braille kits for visually impaired, Braille canes, ADL kit, hearing aids, MSIED kits for the intellectually impaired and artificial limbs and calipers.
The identification and registration of Divyangjan coming from 11 taluks — Yadgiri, Gurmitkal, Shahapur, Wadgera, Surapura, Hunasagi, Raichur, Sindhanur, Devadurga, Manvi and Maski were conducted by ALIMCO in co-ordination with the district administrations.
On the occasion, BEL also handed over 7 BLS (Basic Life Support) ambulances to the district hospitals of Yadgiri. BEL has undertaken developmental work in Yadgiri and carried out interventions in the areas of health care, education, rural development and sanitation in 18 villages of three Gram Panchayats in the district.
BEL’s General Manager (HR) Mohan RP inaugurated the programmes at Raichur and Yadgiri. Chief Executive Officer (Zilla Panchayat, Yadgiri District) Amaresh R and Additional Deputy Commissioner Sharanabasappa Koteppagol presided over the Yadgiri function. Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate of Raichur District Chandrashekhar Nayaka L (IAS) presided over the programme held in Raichur district. Shashidhar Kurere (IAS) was the chief guest. Aparna Ramesh, Probationary IAS, Dr Shashibhushana H S, Deputy General Manager (CSR)/BEL-Bangalore and other officials of BEL and Raichur district administration were present.
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