India for Humanity Initiative
12, Dec 2018
Prelims level : India For Humanity Initiative Mains level : GS 2: Polity | Ministries & Departments of the Government
Why in News?
- External Affairs Minister Mrs. Swaraj has launched ‘India for Humanity’ initiative to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
‘India for Humanity’ Initiative:
- The initiative will feature a year-long series of artificial limb fitment camps in a various countries across the globe.
- For this MEA is collaborating with the renowned charitable organisation — “Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti” (BMVSS).
- These camps will be initially held in 12 countries identified through our missions with financial support of the central government.
- The larger aim is to provide for the physical, economic and social rehabilitation of the differently-abled.