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Army and SM Foundation Empowers People with Disabilities in Kupwara

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KASHMIR NEWS TRUST #KNT

Spark Minda Foundation, the CSR arm of India’s leading automotive component manufacturer, Spark Minda, organized ‘Empowerment of People with Disabilities Camp’ in Zangli Garrison of North Kashmir’s Kupwara on Saturday.

Underlining the power of collaboration, Mrs Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation thanked the Indian Army for their continued partnership, expanding their reach to more people with disabilities (PwDs). She said, “Our fifth year of collaboration with the Army has amplified the impact on the lives of PwDs’ in the union territory. The growing positive response fuels our commitment to empowering more PwDs towards realizing their full potential.”

With the vision of fostering equal growth and development, the camp extended multifaceted support to PwDs. This includes distributing assistive devices like Artificial Limbs, Calipers, Crutches, and Hearing Aids, along with the pivotal facilitation of UDID registration, echoing empowerment and inclusivity.

Addressing the audience, Major General Girish Kalia, General Officer Commanding Vajr Division said, “The collaboration of the Indian Army with Spark Minda Foundation is able to improve and sustain many lives in the valley. I would like to thank the people who participated in the camp. I also would like to compliment Spark Minda for their noble initiative.”

This is the second successive camp organized by the Foundation in Kupwara and the third overall in Jammu and Kashmir. Spark Minda and the Indian Army hosted the first camp for PwDs in 2018 in Barmulla, Uri.

In Kupwara a team of 20 members from Spark Minda Foundation along with the volunteers of the Indian Army executed the camp.

The Foundation was honored with the prestigious National CSR Award in 2019 conferred by the President of India and the Finance Minister of India. [KNT]

 

 

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