Mr. Devendra Raj Mehta the founder of Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) provides prosthetics or artificial limbs and other physical aids free of cost to disabled people. Their most renowned product is the Jaipur Foot. BMVSS under the aegis of Dr. Mehta has become the world’s largest organization for rehabilitating amputees covering over 1.55 million people spread over 27 countries and 23 states of India.
BMVSS was founded in Jaipur in the year 1975. The organization in collaboration with Stanford University created the Jaipur Foot, which was adjudged one of the world’s 50 best inventions in the year 2009 by Time Magazine. In a rare recognition, BMVSS has earned the Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Manish Dhadda is a businessman and the vice-chairman of Jaipur Foot USA here in New York. His company VIBHOR is a family-owned US manufacturer of Core Diamond Essentials based in New York City.