22, Lower Level, Jaydeep Tower (basement),
Between Shreyas Crossing and Gharnighar Derasar,
Ahmedabad 380 007
Bharat Vikas Parishad is an International Voluntary organization having around 650 branches in 29 states of India. There are 25 branches of the organization in the state of Gujarat. The organization has a basic aim of building national character by building individual character.
The organization works on SERVICE - COOPERATION - CONTACTS - CHARACTER AND SANSKAR WITH SACRIFICE. The organization is a group of like-minded intelligent people ready to devote time and energy to a social cause. It is a family organization.
The organization has undertaken different projects like VANVASI KALYAN YOJANA (the project to educate most illiterate tribes in the country by adopting their children for education). The other project is VIKALANG PUNARVAS CENTER (Rehabilitation center for physically disabled people). Bharat Vikas Parishad organizes camps in different parts of the country and provides artificial limbs, artificial hands, calipers, crunches, etc free of cost.
According to a survey by the Government of India around 5.5 million people have some kind of disability with legs. Approximately 1 million people don't have either a hand or a leg. Around 4 million people have become disabled due to polio. Every year around 25,000 people become disabled due to road accidents. Gujarat state alone has around 150,000 physically disabled people. BHARAT VIKAS PARISHAD, Paldi branch, Ahmedabad, has established a centre for helping the physically disabled. This center is nineth of its type in India established by the organization. A full-fledged workshop is being established whereby a person will receive limb/hands/calipers made to his/her size in the workshop and the same will be provided in the shortest possible time. The total cost of the workshop with the modern equipments will be around Rs. 25,00,000. The center also proposes to create a mobile workshop which can move in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan wherever such camps are organized so that the disabled persons will not be required to visit Ahmedabad for help. Such camps can be arranged at every block or district places ] according to the need. The mobile workshop will be strengthened by qualified technicians and paramedical persons.
Most of these disabled people are people below the poverty line as defined by the Government of India. Due to poverty and lack of literacy they do not have any way of finding help for artificial hands or legs. Bharat Vikas Parishad is one of the leading organization in India which provides artificial hands and legs to the needy.
The project runs with the financial support from donors. Anyone wishing to contribute to the organization should write a cheque payable to "Bharat Vikas Parishad, Paldi, Ahmedabad" in Indian currency. Your small help will go a long way to help a disabled live a life with self-support and self-respect.
Dr. Paresh C. Parikh
Mr. Praful Velani
Dr. Dinesh Amin
H. V. Upadhyay