In a world full of powerlessness, depravity, hunger, crime and poverty, finding a hope is just like light beaming in through a crack in a blind tunnel. This Mumbai-based organisation is likewise doing the same for the physically disabled across the country.
Since more than three decades, Ratna Nidhi Charitable trust has been bestowing kindness on countless of less-fortunate people in India. Established by Mr. Mahendra Mehta in 1990, this organization has found more than one ways to benefit the mankind.
In one of such philanthropic acts, Ratna Nidhi has become a receiver of myriad blessings by empowering the disabled in the remotest area of Himalayas, Leh. It organized a 7-day-long screening camp for 600 disabled in Leh. Can you imagine? The lives of 600 disabled changed in just a span of a week!
These 600 disabled in Leh can now see their life in a whole new light with the help of this humanitarian organization. They distributed tools equipment like calipers, ortho, walker, crutches, artificial limb, etc. For the residents of metropolitans, these equipments are easily available at their disposal. But things are not that accessible and easier for the dwellers of mountains.
Yash, an eight year old boy, always lived his life in disability. He always dreamt about living a life under normalcy, just like any other kid of his age would. He wanted to walk, run, play and dance. Yash didn’t want his parents to carry him to school. It hurt him deeply to watch his friends play while he sat in a corner. He had one short leg. But today, he can walk with the help of a Jaipur foot. He can dance, walk, run and swim, as much as he want.
Yash is just one of the 2,45,000 beneficiaries of Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust. There are many more there whose lives have been mended by a simple act of kindness and benevolence. These mobility camps are touching lives in the country a day at a time. Let’s have a quick look into what these mobility camps by the organization have been doing:
- Free Jaipur foot prosthetic to amputees
- Caliper to polio-affected children as well as
- Tricycles, Wheelchairs and Crutches as per their needs.
- For the hearing, impaired audiological tests are conducted and hearing aids distributed free of cost.
The non-profit organization’s charitable acts are not limited to the mobility camps only. They’ve been providing relief to the Mumbai terrorist attack victims as well.
After the horrific attack of November 2008, a project has been initiated to provide educational support for 5 years to 158 children of the victims. The children were selected after an exhaustive survey of police and hospital records as well as personal visits to the affected families.
The organization has been working day and night to give back to society through uncountable ways. It has set up ‘Food For Education’ program where children are provided with free meal if they participate in any formal or non-formal education curriculum. This helped ceasing the dropout rate amongst such children and also helped to improve their help, so that they can concentrate better on studies.
Ratna Nidhi has been doing its bit for the society. We wish that more and more such individuals and organizations come up for the betterment of humanity.