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External Affairs Ministry launches 'India for Humanity' initiative

Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched 'India for Humanity' initiative to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and honour of his service to humanity.
External Affairs Ministry launches 'India for Humanity' initiative
  • It will feature an year-long series of artificial limb fitment camps in a number of countries spanning the globe.

About India for Humanity initiative:

  • The larger aim of this initiative is to provide physical, economic and social rehabilitation of differently-abled around the world by helping them regain their mobility and dignity to become self-respecting and productive members of society.
  • It focuses on Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of compassion, caring and service to humanity.
  • For this initative, MEA has collaborated with renowned charitable organisation Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS).
  • The artificial limb fitment camps under this initative will be initially held in 12 countries identified through missions with financial support of central government. 
  • It will be fully sponsored by the MEA.

About Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS):

  • It is a non-profit organization founded by DR Mehta in 1975. 
  • It is better known by its trademark limb 'Jaipur Foot'.
  • It is the world's largest organization for the handicapped in terms of fitment of artificial limb, calipers etc, providing them with artificial limbs, crutches, calipers, ambulatory aids like wheel chairs, and other aids and appliances totally free of cost.
  • It has served over 1.73 million amputees till date.

Question:

Q. Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has launched which initiative to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and honour of his service to humanity?
a. India for Peace
b. India for Humanity
c. India Against Caste
d. None of the above
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