May 8, 2021

The Times of Bengal

Manusher Sathe,Manusher Pashe

Project #UtheSabKeKadam aims to raise Rs. 75 lakh through crowdfunding on ImpactGuru.com to support the disabled across West Bengal

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Young Indians (Yi) the youth wing of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Kolkata and Rotary Club of Belur have initiated a crowdfunding campaign on ImpactGuru.com with the aim to provide prosthetic limbs to physically challenged individuals. The initiative #UtheSabkeKadam aims at raising Rs. 75 lakh for making and fitting artificial legs for 3000 handicapped people around Kolkata and the rural areas of West Bengal. The larger goal is to support 10,000 individuals. Asia’s most trusted healthcare group, Apollo Hospitals, has also come forward to donate Rs. 1 for every Rs 2 received through crowdfunding. It will be executed by NGO Mahavir Seva Sadan that has impacted countless individuals and their families in fighting with different kinds of physical disabilities since 1985.

Yi on their ImpactGuru fundraiser page wrote, “Every limb has to be customized and made according to the requirement of the individual. The cost of making and fitting one limb amounts to Rs. 2,500. For 3,000 people this cost sums up to Rs 75 lakh. The donation for just one artificial limb will drastically change the life of one individual and his / her family for the good. Such a huge amount for the welfare of the community will be achievable only with your help.”

Mr. Arpit Dhandhania, Young Indian Chair said “We have taken up this drive so that more physically challenged can gain their mobility, independence, and dignity. This will help them be self-reliant, create more opportunities for them and give them a chance to lead a more fulfilling life #AtmanirbharBharat”

Piyush Jain, Co-Founder and CEO, ImpactGuru.com said, “With the extension of our free fundraising options to all fundraisers, our tech-for-good platform continues to play a significant role in further accelerating all causes, including with Project #UtheSabKeKadam.

Kudos to Young Indians, Rotary Club of Belur and Apollo Hospitals Group in running this action-led initiative to help the specially abled.

We hope more individuals, NGOs come forward to initiate such noble drives.”

 

#UtheSabKeKadam ImpactGuru fundraiser page has so far raised over Rs. 24.22 lakh. To contribute, please click link: https://www.impactguru.com/fundraiser/help-young-indians

 

Young Indians (Yi) is a movement for Indian Youth to converge, lead, co-create and influence India’s future. As an integral part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation playing a proactive role in India’s development process.

 

ImpactGuru.com is India’s leading healthcare financing platform for patients and raises money online for medical expenses via online crowdfunding such as Covid-19, cancer, transplants, and accidents. It aggregates a large number of online payments to allow any individual requiring financial assistance to raise funds for any social cause.

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