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Jaipur Foot Camp in Chennai on October 6 & 7

A Dow India and BMVSS joint effort

Chennai, Tamil Nadu - September 29, 2009

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) in association with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is organizing a Jaipur Foot camp in Chennai to distribute artificial limbs, calipers and crutches free-of-charge to the physically challenged. This two-day mobile camp takes place on October 6 - 7, 2009 at T.Nagar, Chennai.

The details of the camp:

Venue: Murugan Kalyana Mandapam,
# 25/1, Chevalier Sivaji Gnaesan Road (South Boag Road),
T.Nagar, Chennai - 600017
Contact: BMVSS - 044 26691616 / 25322223
Time : 9 am – 6 pm (Patients are advised to reach the venue before 11 am)

As the largest corporate sponsor of BMVSS, Dow India is committed to supporting Jaipur Foot’s work with the physically challenged through technical product development, financial donation and employee volunteerism. Since 2005, Dow India has donated INR 3 Crores to the organisation, changing the lives of more than 17,000 people by providing direct funding to the association as well as supporting three additional foot camps in 2008 at Chennai, Mumbai, and Pune.

Dow India’s technical team has worked closed with BMVSS for the development of the polyurethane Jaipur Foot to develop prosthetic limb that is functionally and cosmetically close to a natural human limb. The change of polymer material to polyurethane has reduced the weight, manufacturing cost and manufacturing time of the limb as well as increasing functionality, flexibility and longevity of the limb.

About Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti

Since its inception in 1975, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) Jaipur, has become the world’s largest limb fitting organisation, helping more than a million physically-challenged people to be mobile again by providing artificial limbs, polio calipers, wheelchairs, tricycles and crutches free of charge to the beneficiaries in India and around the world. For more information www.jaipurfoot.org

About Dow India

Dow Chemical International Private Limited (Dow India) is committed to consistent growth through its expertise as a science and technology leader, its experience as a leading chemical company, and its engagement with the communities in which it operates. With more than 1100 employees, in 12 locations across the country, Dow India has established three Centers of Excellence in the areas of Engineering (Chennai), Research & Development (Pune) and Transactional Services and Expertise (Mumbai) as well as three manufacturing sites and a variety of commercial offices. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dow India provides free artificial limbs and technology development for the 'Jaipure Foot' initiative; built homes through the 'Habitat for Humanity' Jimmy Carter Work Project, and is actively working in collaboration with the Byrraju and Anarde Foundation to supply clean drinking water to villages in India. Further information can be found at www.dow-india.com

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For Editorial Information:

Roysten D’mello
Dow India
+91 98338 59074

Mahathi Parashuram
Dow India
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mparashuram@dow.com