Biggest Samajik Adhikarita Camp Hosted by Rajkot Gujarat (Download PDF)


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Rajkot has hosted the biggest ever Samajik Adhikarita Shivir for distribution of Aids & Assistive Devices to Divyangjan (PwDs) (Gujarat) on 29th June 2017 which was jointly organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India through ALIMCO, Kanpur, a CPSU under the Department.

Location of Rajkot on India Map

Location of Rajkot on India Map

Location of Rajkot on India Map

  • In the camp assistive Aids and Appliances will be distributed under Govrnment’s ADIP scheme.

Key Facts

  • The Camp is attended by PM Narendra Modi, CM of Gujarat Vijay Rupani along with Union Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athwale, Krishna Pal Gurjar, Vijay Sampla, Atmaram Parmar, Mohanbhai Kundariya and other State dignitaries.
  • The scheme was introduced in 1981 and was modify and came in effect from 1st April 2014.
  • The scheme was launched with the aim to provide latest and modern aids mainly manufactured by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) and circulated them via National Institutes, District Disability Rehabilitation Centres, State Handicapped Development Corporations, other local bodies and NGOs which will encourage their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation of Divyangjans
  • Around 18430 beneficiaries have served in this biggest camp of the nation in terms of beneficiaries.
  • Previously this kind of caps were organized in Varanasi, Navsari (in 2016 with 10000 beneficiaries were served), Vadodara (in 2016 with 11000 beneficiaries were served).
  • Under this camp both items were distributed including:
  1. The conventional aids which are required for daily living such as crutches, walking stick, wheelchairs, tricycles, Hearing Aids etc. ,
  2. The High-end-devices aimed which are use to imparting education, training, and information technology awareness, direct or indirect means for self employment and improving living conditions.
  • Under the camp following assistive devices were distributed:
Image of Under the camp assistive devices were distributed

Image of Under the Camp Assistive Devices Were Distributed

Image of Under the camp assistive devices were distributed

  • ALIMCO is a major implementing agency of this Scheme and organizing body of this camp.
  • ALIMCO has focused to cover most of the divyangjan specially from distant rural areas and for this assessments was conducted in two phase

    • Phase –I: 15th May, 2017 to 21st May, 2017
    • Phase-II: 12th June, 2017 to 18th June, 2017
  • This camp has been registered in Guinness World Record by creating world record of 1500 people attended sign language lesson at a single venue by braking china’s 978 people record.
  • Along with this other Guinness World Record is also created of

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    umber of Orthosis (Calipers) fitted to mobility impaired persons on a single day.


  • The Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India.
  • It was founded on 30th November 1972 at Kanpur.
  • ALIMCO is manufacture of artificial limbs and rehabilitation aids.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 7, 2017


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