Former Prez Abdul Kalam to distribute callipers on Nov 2

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Tiruchirapalli, Oct 21 (UNI) Former President A P J Abdul Kalam will distribute light weight callipers to polio-affected persons at a function to be held here on November two.

Light Weight Callipers Project state coordinator Thangam Murthy, speaking at a special camp to select the beneficiaries here yesterday, said about 5,000 callipers had been distributed to eligible persons so far through such camps held at Kanniyakumari, Tirunelveli, Madurai, Ramanathapuram, Dindigul, Theni and Sivagangai districts.

The callipers, designed by the Ministry of Defence and the Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, was being distributed under the Light Weight Callipers Project being implemented jointly by the Lions International, the Indian Medical Association and governmental agencies, Dr Murthy added.

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