• Monday, 21 January 2019

NSS to organise spiritual-surgical camps during Kumbh

Allahabad, Jan 11 : The Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) is setting up a Spiritual-cum-Surgical Camp at Kumbh Mela, scheduled to begin here on January 14, an office bearer of the organisation said on Friday.

The NSS is a charitable organisation that runs a "smart village for the differently abled" and a hospital in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

"We aim to bring specially-abled people into the mainstream by enabling them physically, mentally, socially and economically," a statement said.

Preparations are underway for the Kumbh Mela which has been recognized by the Unesco as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity". The organisation is also creating a 100-bedded hospital along with an artificial limb development unit.

Here, differently-abled individuals will be measured for making customised limbs for them which will then be installed and donated to the beneficiaries.

Prashant Agarwal, NSS President, said: "The Kumbh Mela is believed to be the largest religious gathering in the world. In a bid to serve humanity on this holy occasion, NSS will be facilitating the pilgrims with round the clock medical help."

"We are also providing wheelchairs and physiotherapy to the tourists," he told IANS, adding that the NSS will also arrange accommodation for 600 people.