Shri Akshay Singh, a young cyclist enthusiast from Kanpur (U.P.), lost his right leg in a train accident in his teenage while returning from Allahabad. The incident was a big setback for the family as well as the young boy, who was aspiring to inch his name in the world cycling canvas.
Para cyclist Shri Akshay Singh
But he never let this disability change his goals of life and continued to peruse his passion of cycling along with his studies. During the course of time, Akshay and his parents came to know about Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO). He approached the prosthetic professional of ALIMCO for fitting of newly developed high-end Prosthesis.
Shri Akshay Singh, using ALIMCO Prosthesis, attempted Limca Book of Record for cycling from Kanpur (JK Temple) to New Delhi (India Gate) on 29th Aug., 2021
Right Leg Amputee Shri Akshay was examined and fitted with ALIMCO made Below Knee Prosthesis under the Government of India Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP Scheme). Thereafter, he followed GAIT training program. GAIT training is a type of physical therapy. It helps improving one’s ability to stand and walk. Later on, in August 2021, Shri Akshay Singh attempted the Limca Book of Record for Cycling from Kanpur to India Gate, New Delhi in record 64 hours’ time and was able to achieve it successfully.
ABOUT ALIMCO: –
Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a Central Public Sector Enterprise. It functions under the Administrative Control of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
The main objectives of the ALIMCO is to promote, encourage and develop the availability, use, supply and distribution of Artificial Limbs and accessories and constituents thereof to needy persons, particularly disabled Defence personnel, hospitals and other such welfare institutions in the country at reasonable cost.
It is benefiting the persons with disability to the maximum possible extent by manufacturing Rehabilitation Aids for persons with disabilities and by promoting, encouraging and developing the availability, use, supply and distribution of Artificial Limbs and other Rehabilitation Aids to the disabled persons of the country.
Main thrust of ALIMCO is to provide better quality of Aids & Appliances to larger number of disabled persons at reasonable price. The Corporation started manufacturing artificial aids in 1976. It has five Auxiliary Production Centres (AAPCs) situated at Bhubaneswar (Orissa), Jabalpur (M.P.), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Chanalon (Punjab) and Ujjain. The Corporation has five Marketing Centres at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Guwahati.
ALIMCO is the only manufacturing company which produces various types of assistive devices under one roof to serve all types of disabilities across the country.