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Govt launches India for humanity initiative

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has formally launched ‘India for Humanity’ initiative to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“As part of 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi being held over the next one year, the Ministry of External Affairs has launched the ‘India for Humanity’ initiative in honour of his service to humanity,” a press statement read.

With its focus on Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of compassion, caring and service to humanity, the initiative will feature a year-long series of artificial limb fitment camps in a number of countries spanning the globe, for which the MEA is collaborating with the renowned charitable organisation — “Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti” (BMVSS).

Speaking on the occasion, Swaraj said, “It is in this spirit that we launch this wonderful initiative, India for Humanity. This initiative will touch the lives of thousands of people who are in need of such assistance and will span over one year covering several countries.”

“These camps will be initially held in 12 countries identified through our missions with financial support of the central government. The larger aim is to provide for the physical, economic and social rehabilitation of the differently-abled around the world by helping them regain their mobility and dignity to become self-respecting and productive members of society. We stand open to extending the initiative to more countries. India for Humanity will provide that hope for the future,” she added.

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