As it is very well known, a large number of the world’s population suffers from various disabilities. Many efforts are being made to combat this issue and a wide population has also been successfully rehabilitated.
However many physically disabled people living in highly mountainous regions such as Leh and Kargil have been neglected from such rehabilitation, the main reason being the difficulty to reach these high altitude zones along with adequate equipment and staff.
None the less, The Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust with its infrastructure and compassion has been successful in overcoming this challenge and has made its outreach in these inaccessable areas as well. This year we carried out our 3rd camp in Leh and Kargil, the previous two being in 2007 and 2008.
It took us twelve days to transport all the equipment and mobility aids across Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar and finally to Leh and Kargil. We also sent fully equipped mobility vans/ambulances. Thus we were able to distribute 490 quality mobility appliances and hearing aids in Kargil and 1148 in Leh.
The local beneficiaries expressed their gratitude by saying that this camp was nothing less than a miracle for them, as nobody before has thought of their condition. They can now move about freely even in the rocky mountainous regions.