It is a proud moment for the country to get Zero award for India’s first Therapy Van initiated by Samphia Foundation of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in United Nations Head office, Austria (Vienna).This year by Team Zero Project, 76 projects out of 30 countries of the world were selected for the Zero Project Award, which are doing exemplary and innovative work in the field of disability, it is a great achievement for Samphia Foundation to be one of them.Samphia Foundation is providing therapy facilities to differently abled children in Kullu District, Akhara Bazar in their center” Aash Bal Vikas Kendra” . Therapy on Wheels is an initiative of Samphia Foundation in which for past 1 year, all therapy services are being provided to those differently-abled children in the district Kullu who are unable to come to Aash Child Development Center due to barriers.
Ever since the Therapy on Wheels project has come to the fore, it has become the center of attraction for its technical facilities because it is the first such project in India in which therapy services are provided to the disabled people inside a vehicle, which facilities are usually in a center itself. The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of State Shri Rajendra Arlekar and Education Language Minister Govind Singh Thakur have also appreciated it a lot.Therapy on Wheels funded by IREDA (Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, New Delhi), includes all therapeutic equipment needed for Physiotherapy, Speech &Occupational Therapy. Along with First AidEntire team of Samphia Foundation collectively expressed happiness and said that today it is a matter of great pride and motivation for our center that Therapy on Wheels has been recognized at international level.