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Indian Embassy announced Samajik Adhikarita Shivir witnessed three Guinness World Records
October 6, 2016, 3:35 pm

Department of Empowerment of Persons with disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India conducted a mega camp for distribution of aids and assistive devices in Navsari, Gujarat on 17 September 2016 and organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporations of India. Ltd. (ALIMCO). The event was inaugurated by Prime Minister. The camp-Samajik Adhikarita Shivir witnessed three Guinness World Records.

The first record was ‘highest number of oil lamps lit simultaneously at single location on the eve of mega camp; biggest wheelchair logo with 1,000 participants depicted a message saying “Happy Birthday PM” in tri-colour; and the third record was most people fitted with hearing aid in 8 hours. 600 hearing aids were set on the same day in a single location.

 It is important to mention here, Navsari Camp is the 159th Mega ADIP camp and so far is the biggest one. The 11330 Divyangjan beneficiaries were benefitted in the camp. The scheme is in force since 1981. This has been revised and further adopted from April 01, 2014.

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