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Free artificial limbs and appliances  distribution camp for physically challengd people held by Lanco and Lions club Mulki
Mulki, November 4th: Lanco foundation, Udupi Power Corporation Ltd in association with Mulki LIONS Club, Lioness Club & LEO Club organized artificial limbs and appliances distribution camp at LIONS Soudha at Mulki for physically challenged persons of Mulki & surrounding villages on 2nd Nov-2011. Lions District Governor P Kishore Rao has inaugurated the camp.
 
In the inaugural speech, Lions P Kishore Rao told that Mulki Lions Club is very actively involved in the social welfare of the people by conducting many such programs and though LANCO UPCL is a private Company, they are involved in the welfare of the society and we should appreciate the efforts of LANCO in identifying & providing the necessary appliances like tricycle, calipers etc to needy physically challenged persons at total free of cost. He has also added that Mulki Lions club becomes one of the best lions club in the leadership of Harish H Puthran.

Another Guest Mr. V Ramachandra Bhat (Vice President, Operations – UPCL) addressed the gathering that as a part of corporate social responsibility, UPCL through Lanco foundation has established artificial limb fitting centre at Udupi and it is giving free tricycles, calipers, artificial limbs etc since the last 5 years to the physically challenged people.  Lanco Foundation is also has mobile health Units, which gives free medicines / treatment in rural areas to the needy people, providing scholarship to meritorious students of surrounding villages.

47 beneficiaries from Mulki & surrounding villages have attended the distribution camp and received 69 appliances (Walking stick-05, Wheelchair-10, Tricycle-04, Walker-3, Elbow Crutch S1-2, S2-5, and Auxiliary Crutch S2-01. A.K Prosthesis-1, BK Posthesis-02, Chop art Prosthesis-1, Metallic AFO-4, Metallic KAFO-1, Molded AFO-08, Molded KAFO-03, Molded HKAFO-04, LS Brace -02, Surgical Sandle-06, Knee Orthosis-4, Splint-1, Cosmetic Gloves-1, Post Collar-1). Ln President Mr. Harish Puthran has welcomed all the guests & gathering and handed over mementos to guests. Mr. Sathish Kamath mastered the programme. Mulki Town Panchayath President Mr. Shashikanth Shetty, Mr. S Mukkunden, Senior Manager Administration – UPCL, Mrs. Mallika Kishore Rao (Lioness D5- President), Mrs. Sharmila H. Putharan –President Lioness Club Mulki, Mr. Kishore Shetty-Lions Past president Mulki were present in the occasion.
News and pictures by: Hareesh Kumar Hejmady