Bong-kil Shin Current Affairs - 2020
Bong-kil Shin, South Korean Ambassador to India launched Jaipur Foot Korea, a collaborative initiative between South Korea (or Republic of Korea) and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), a Jaipur-based prosthetic limb non-profit organisation.
Republic of Korea (ROK) ambassador to India signed an agreement with BMVSS for providing assistance in prosthetic limbs sector.
Agreement: Under the agreement ROK 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 area of prosthetic limbs, bionic arms, 3-D printing-based Flat foot solution and mobility solutions.
The Korean ambassador emphasised that the agreement signed will open up access to Korean med-tech students to join various prosthetic fitment camps in various countries and participate in certificate programmes offered by Jaipur Foot.
The agreement will also open up many opportunities for overseas development assistance and grants from Government of ROK and donations from several private institutions and corporations from Korea to India.
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 country.
It provides all its assistance, such as artificial limbs, calipers 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 29, 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 acceptable as prosthesis and has been widely used in India.