SRINAGAR: Under its ‘Operation Sadbhavana’, the Indian army’s Tiger Hill Brigade have launched projects called ‘OP SAHYOG’, wherein two persons have been identified and they would be fitted with artificial limbs. According to an army statement, during routine interaction with the locals of the area, S Karma Rinchen, a resident of Skurbuchan (a remote village in Leh district) was identified. He had lost his right arm in a gruesome landslide in August 2010. He has a family of nine members, with meager income to support them.
Also identified was Zora Banoo, 27, of Chullichang (a remote village in Kargil district) who was suffering from ‘Right Knee Amputation Lower Limb’. She had met with an accident when she was just two years old and had to undergo amputation. She was earlier provided with an artificial limb under ‘Operation Sadbhavana’, but with passage of time, it has become unusable and required replacement.
Under the project, both individuals are being sent along with attendants to the Artificial Limb Centre, Pune for fitting of prosthesis. During their send off ceremony held at Biamah on Saturday, “this humane act of the Indian army was applauded by the entire gathering of the villagers and civil authorities, especially the families of the individuals,” the statement said.