PM Modi was at the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation Inc. (MPFI) -- a humanitarian collaboration between India and Philippines -- in Manila, where he interacted with Carlo and others like him.
"I want to be a policeman" my young friend told me...glad to see the Jaipur Foot giving wings to the aspirations of many youngsters like him. pic.twitter.com/APpMVdZz0I- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2017
"Their efforts of fitting the Jaipur Foot on needy amputees have touched several lives. During my visit, saw a series of exhibits and interacted with amputees," PM Modi said in another tweet and called it a "wonderful visit".
The Mahaveer Philippine Foundation is an associate centre of Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti which has helped rehabilitate over 1.55 million differently abled people through Jaipur Foot, and provides free Indian-made prosthesis to amputees there. This year, 757 amputees have benefitted from the programme.
PM Modi arrived in Manila yesterday on a three-day visit to attend the India-ASEAN Summit, the 12th East Asia Summit and a bilateral with President Rodrigo Dutertethe. This year marks the 25th year of the India-Asean dialogue partnership and the golden jubilee of the formation of the Asean regional bloc.