GUWAHATI, Aug 10 � Thanks to Shree Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Guwahati, a budding singer from Sivasagar in upper Assam has got a new lease of life. Born with foot deformity which prevented her from standing up on her own feet, she is today able to even move around freely.
�The young physically-challenged singing talent, a girl student of Class X, had however picked up music, and more particularly singing, as her hobby, which might in the days to come even provide her a celebrity status given the gift of singing she has. Her parents brought her here, where the doctors, after thoroughly examining her and taking her history, decided to provide her a pair of artificial feet,� a statement from Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti said.
Specially designed for her, the artificial limbs were fitted to her in just two sittings, thus enabling her to stand up, as also move around. The artificial feet have been so specially designed for her that they also provide leg room for the existing deformity that she was born with.
RK Poddar of INFINITY and the project head of the artificial limb centre, said, �The Guwahati centre of Shree Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti has, in a short span since inception, succeeded in providing aid to a large number of persons from all over the North-east. This service is absolutely free of cost, and our main motive is to provide easy accessibility to patients in need.�
�I never thought I will be able to stand up on my own and move around so freely. It is like beginning life anew. I am immensely happy to be able to walk around for the first time in my life, thanks to the artificial limb fitting centre,� the singing talent from Sivasagar, who did not wish to be named, said.
The Shree artificial limb fitting centre for artificial limbs and calipers is located at GMC Road, Kacharibasti, Guwahati.