Samajik Adhikarita Shivir witnesses three Guinness World Records in Navsari, Gujarat

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Samajik Adhikarita Shivir and scheme of assistance to disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids/Appliances (ADIP) camp witnessed three Guinness World Records at Sai GarbaMaidan of Navsari, Gujarat on September 17, 2016. Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The three world records were the part of ADIP camp conducted by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with disabilities [Divyangjan], Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO). In the camp, held at ‘Sai Garbha Maidan’ of Navsari, assistive devices and aids were distributed to Divyangjan.

The first record ‘highest number of oil lamps lit simultaneously at single location’  was set on the eve (16th September, 2016) of the Mega camp. An incredible 989 Divyangs (Person with Disabilities) came together to set an all-new record – almost doubling the minimum of 500 participants they needed in order to achieve the title. The challenge was for each person to light the lamp exactly at the same time after a given signal within 30 seconds.

 The second record ‘Biggest Wheelchair Logo’ was also broken on 17th September, 2016 in Navsari, Gujarat. The 1,000 participants in wheelchairs depicted a message saying ‘Happy Birthday PM’ in tri-colour. It bettered the previous record of 346 participants that was achieved by Hope Inc. in Moorhead, Minnesota, USA.

 The third world record ‘Most people fitted with Hearing Aid in 8 hours’ - Single location (600 Hearing Aid) – was also set on the same day. Free assistive devices kits were handed out to thousands of Divyangs throughout the weekend, in addition to the hearing aids distributed during the record attempt.

 11330 Divyangjan beneficiaries benefitted from the Navsari camp which is the 159th Mega ADIP camp and is the biggest one so far. The scheme, which has been in force since 1981 has been revised and further adopted from April, 01, 2014. The main objective of the scheme is to provide latest and modern aids manufactured by various agencies, such as National Institutes, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India [ALIMCO], District Disability Rehabilitation Centres, State Handicapped Development Corporations, other local bodies and NGOs. These aids are being given to the Divyangjan to promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation. In addition to this, high-end-devices aimed at imparting education, training and information technology awareness were also distributed. A mini-film based on divyangjan, for motivation of people, was screened and a book named ‘Challenge the Challenge’ containing details of various noteworthy divyangjan was released.


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