JSTMM donate prothestic limbs
Suraj Limbu 33, lost his right hand at four and never knew that an artificial hand would do him good. Similarly, Rajan Kumar Shrestha, 31, whose right leg was amputated after a horrific bus accident, while driving to Kathmandu from Biratnagar on June 30 this year, was dumbfounded at the stage when asked to express feelings after he received an artificial leg at the inauguration of 5-day-long artificial organs transplantation camp organised by Jain Swetambar Terapantha Mahila Mandal (JSTMM) on the occasion of 2600th birth anniversary of Bhagawan Mahavir.The audience was also spellbound to find him riding a bicycle confidently like an able-bodied man around the programme hall. Artificial legs and hands were handed over to disabled individuals affected with polio, and vicitms of accidents numbering well over 100 people.Limbu, whose right hand was crushed by a train at Gorakhpur told that, despite the limb being aritficial, it had changed his mentality. He was confident that he can now do more than 50 per cent of the work that a natural hand can do. He also showed the audience, writing a sentence with his artificial hand and also drank a glass of water with it.Similarly, Tilak Raj Sikka born in Punjab also lost one of his leg in a bus accident in the year 1991, came here at Kathmandu, driving a van donated by India Development Council as a support for the camp, all the way from Delhi. He has been driving with the help of his artificial leg for 9 years. He also went on camping to help the peoples affected by the massive earthquake all around Gujarat. Convenor of the artificial organ transplantation sub-committee, Santosh Begani said, “It is the duty of society to help its weaker section of people to let them come to their normal position as much as possible and for this purpose our society has contributed to a great extent.” Fate deceives people making them disable during birth and other circumstances, but scientists, through their brain have helped them to fulfil their need by giving simulated organs. “Our main aim is to make those brothers and sisters able to function in this active society,” added Begani.Samani Nirvana Pragya said that the destruction caused by war all over the world significantly increases the number of disabled. She focused on the need of serving the needy ones with the revenue that is otherwise not well spent.