Aditya Mehta Foundation Donation Presentation Programme at Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad
Event: Donation Presentation Programme,
Date: September 29th, 2015 at Inorbit Mall 6 pm onwards.
Hyderabad, 29th September, 2015: Aditya Mehta Foundation with support from Inorbit Mall, is actively bringing awareness and aid to athletes with disabilities. The founder Aditya Mehta himself is an avid para-athlete with several achievements to his credit.
Aditya Mehta Foundation is supported by Inorbit Mall to organize today's event and also generating funds for the Para-athletes.
The foundation was started in the year 2013 with the vision to help the athletes with disabilities. In a society where disability is still a stigma, AMF aims to turn them into achievers and heroes of our nation.
Aditya decided that the best way to lead was through example. Being a champion Para-Cyclist himself, he initiated the INFINITY RIDE, the third edition of which was held this August (12 - 2015). This INFINITY RIDE also serves as a Fund Raising Activity for the AMF.
In this latest edition of the INFINITY RIDE Aditya Mehta exemplified sheer fortitude and rode 570 kms with 30 other cyclists from Bangalore to Hyderabad from August 12-15, 2015 in order to raise funds to help athletes. Aditya's fame has brought hope to several people who consider themselves less than the main-stream population due to their disability. Aditya has tirelessly counseled those who have recently been disabled and helped them cope with the depression that generally follows.
Arayavardhan a 10-year-old boy is a classic example. This child lost his leg in an accident and lives with his single mother. He entered into a bout of depression after the incident and refused to even talk or meet with people. When his mother heard of Aditya, she implored him to counsel her son. After meeting Aditya, Aryavardhan stated gaining his confidence. He was also awarded a specialized limb by Aditya so that he can pursue his sport of cricket. His education is also taken care by AMF and he is granted a new lease of life. The number of lives that AMF has touched are innumerable. But it started with helping just 3 para-athletes on 25/10/2014 with donation of limbs and equipment. On 27/4/2015 AMF helped 5 para-athletes with wheelchair, limbs and sports equipment's.
Today as on September 29th, 2015 AMF is donating 3 Wheelchairs for Long tennis players, 2 Cycles & 3 Artificial Limbs for above & below the knee Amputee's, 1 Caliper for 95% Disabled from right leg, 5 Tandem Cycles for Visually Impaired and 2 International Travel Tickets for 2 Para Badminton Players, representing INDIA in the first Peru Para Badminton International Tournament, WORLD CHAMPION - 2015 to be held at Lima, Peru, US, and sports equipment's worth Rs.20 Lacs (Approx.) from the funds raised through the Infinity Ride to the identified 13 Para-Athletes.
AMF proposes to take this initiative forward and continue to solicit, provide help and support the less fortunate and continue to inspire them into Heroes.