Veer Agarwal raised Rs 14 lakh by organizing the ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp to help 300 physically challenged people. Imagine being bed-ridden after meeting with an accident. Being unable to move around even for a few days is quite difficult to deal with. “A road accident a few years ago resulted in a thigh bone fracture that left me bedridden for weeks. The agonizing experience always haunted me and motivated me to do something for the physically challenged from who are underprivileged and help them experience the joy of walking and running once again,” says Veer Agarwal.
A Class 9 student of the American School of Bombay, Agarwal raised a whopping Rs 14 lakh to help 300 amputees. He achieved this miraculous feat at the four days ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp, held from November 23 to 26, at Risod in Wahim district of Maharashtra.
After collecting the required amount, Agarwal got in touch with Seth Bhagwandas J Charitable Trust and organized the camp, reports the Hindustan Times. This immediately drew the attention of nearby districts and saw 350 physically challenged people to visit the camp for treatment. But the prosthetic leg could be fixed to only 300 people. Hence, the remaining were provided with wheelchairs. Agarwal says he was motivated to pursue this noble cause after he did a research on the internet about the state of needy people in India who couldn’t afford a prosthetic limb. India is home to around eight crore people with disabilities, and nearly 70 percent of them reside in rural areas, which makes it difficult for them to get proper treatment. Agarwal further said.
(Text Source: Yourstory)
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