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New Delhi : Para cyclist Akshay Singh, using ALIMCO Prosthesis, has attempted Limca Book of Record for Cycling from Kanpur, (JK Temple), UP, to New Delhi (India Gate) on August 29, 2021. Akshay Singh, a young cyclist enthusiast from Kanpur, 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.
But, Akshay he never let this disability change his goals of life and continued to pursue his passion for 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. Using ALIMCO Prosthesis, he attempted Limca Book of Record for cycling from Kanpur (JK Temple) to New Delhi (India Gate) on August 29, 2021
( Para cyclist Akshay Singh)
Right Leg Amputee 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 programme. GAIT training is a type of physical therapy. It helps improving one’s ability to stand and walk. Later on, in August 2021, Akshay 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, according to a PIB release.
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. Its main objectives is to promote, encourage and develop the availability, use, supply and distribution of Artificial Limbs and accessories and constituents to needy persons, particularly disabled Defence personnel, hospitals and other such welfare institutions in the country at reasonable cost.
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 (Odisha), Jabalpur (MP), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Chanalon (Punjab), and Ujjain. The Corporation has five Marketing Centres at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad & Guwahati.