Sushma Swaraj opens ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp in Hanoi

• External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj inaugurated a ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp in Hanoi and met with 500 Vietnamese beneficiaries of the free India-made prosthetic limb.

• Ms. Swaraj is in Vietnam on the first leg of a four-day two-national tour, which aims at deepening India’s strategic cooperation with Vietnam and Cambodia – the key countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region.

• Ms. Swaraj lauded the role played by the Indian community in Vietnam in consolidating cultural connect between the two countries.

• Last month, it was announced in Jaipur that about 1,000 differently-abled people in Myanmar and Vietnam would be provided ‘Jaipur Foot’.

• The Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) has started an artificial limb fitment camp in association with the Central government at Myanmar’s Yangon City.

• The camp is being organized as per an agreement between BMVSS and the Ministry of External Affairs for providing 5,000 ‘Jaipur Foot’ to the needy amputees of various countries.

• This is a humanitarian effort of the Union government where BMVSS is the implementing agency.

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