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Korean Ambassador to India launches "Jaipur Foot Korea"

Bong-Kil Shin, the South Korean Ambassador to India launched "Jaipur Foot Korea", a collaborative initiative between South Korea and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), a Jaipur-based prosthetic limb non-profit organisation.
Korean Ambassador to India launches "Jaipur Foot Korea"

Details:

  • South Korea's ambassador to India signed an agreement with BMVSS for providing assistance in prosthetic limbs sector.
  • Under the agreement, South Korea will provide financial and technical assistance to further research and development (R&D) collaboration, technology transfer and facilitate and develop business between India and Korea in med-tech (medical technology) sector specifically in the area of prosthetic limbs, bionic arms, 3-D printing-based Flat foot solution and mobility solutions.

About Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti:

  • BMVSS is the world's largest organisation rehabilitating more than 1.78 million disabled.
  • It is a pan-Indian organisation having over 23 branches across the country.
  • It provides all its assistance, such as artificial limbs, callipers and many other aids/appliances with everything being totally free of charge.
  • It was registered as a society under Rajasthan Societies Registration Act on March 29th, 1975 with its headquarters at Jaipur (India).

About Jaipur Foot:

  • It is a lightweight and durable prosthetic limb/artificial limb.
  • It is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations.
  • Being inexpensive it is widely accepted as prosthesis and has been widely used in India.

Question:

Q. Bong-Kil Shin, the South Korean Ambassador to India launched which collaborative initiative between South Korea and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), a Jaipur-based prosthetic limb non-profit organisation?
a. Jaipur Limb Korea
b. Jaipur Prosthetic Korea
c. Jaipur Arm Korea
d. Jaipur Foot Korea
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