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LANCO - UPCL Artificial Limbs & Appliances Distribution Camp at Mudarangadi
Mudarangadi, November 18th, 2011: Lanco foundation, Udupi Power Corporation Ltd in association with St Francis Church Mudarangadi & G.P Mudarangadi has organized artificial limbs and appliances distribution camp at St Francis church hall, Mudarangadi for Differently abled persons of Mudarangadi & surrounding villages on 17th Nov-2011. Mr. Wilfred V Gomes- Director, Federation of Differently abled persons has inaugurated the camp.
In the inaugural speech, Mr. Wilfred Gomes told that LANCO Foundation is providing quality service to Differently abled people, they are involved in the welfare of the society and we should appreciate the efforts of LANCO in identifying & providing the necessary appliances like tricycle, wheelchairs, walkers, calipers etc to needy physically challenged persons at total free of cost.
St Francis Church Father-Rev. Fr. Francis Louis Desa has presided over the programme and he told that LANCO – UPCL is serving disabled people in the society, differently abled people have to come out from the inferior complex and lead the normal life as other members of the family and society, the aids & appliances provided by the LANCO –UPCL will boost their confidence and pride to lead their independent normal life.
Mr Arun Kamath Project Coordinator of Lanco Foundation has explained the CSR programmes of Lanco Foundation like Safe Drinking water Project, Health and Education. He also told that Lanco Artificial Limb Fitting Centre is located at Kunjibettu udupi (Ph: 0820-4292263) is providing services in all the week days except Govt holidays, differently abled people can visit the centre directly for services.
27 beneficiaries from Mudarangadi & surrounding villages have attended the distribution camp and received 40 appliances of worth Rs.50,000/-. Manufactured items 19 ( Bk Prosthesis-2, Metallic AFO -1, Moulded AFO -5, Splint-2, Knee Corset -4, Elbow Corset -1 Spinal Brace-1, surgical sandal-3 )and Readymade items-21no.( Wheelchair-4, Walker-2, Walking Stick- 3, Elbow crutch-2, Auxiliary crutch-9, Blind stick-1).
Mr. Madhusudan Rao (MRW Udupi), Mr. S Mukkunden, Senior Manager Administration - UPCL, Mr. Sudarshan Prasad Senior Manager Projects-UPCL, and Mr. Arvind Kant Project Coordinator Lanco Foundation were present in the occasion. Muraleedhar welcomed the guests and Sudheer A.K mastered the programme.
News & pics. By: Harish Kumar Hejmady