Indian High Commission jointly with Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society is providing over 1,250 prosthetic legs to those in need in Bangladesh on the occasion of Gandhi’s 150yr birth anniversary.
The prosthetic legs are being provided free of cost, according to the inauguration programme arranged at National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation.
"I hope the artificial legs will bring changes to all beneficiaries," said Riva Ganguly, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, adding that it prioritises Bangladesh most among all its neighbours.
The Indian high commissioner made the comments while inaugurating an artificial foot fitting camp at Nitor.
Saying that most of the people have suffered immense damage to their legs in road mishaps, she underscored the need for taking initiatives to reduce accidents in future.
Health Minister Zahid Maleque was supposed to be present as chief guest but was absent due to a leg injury, said ministry officials at the programme.