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Taj Public Service Welfare Trust

UNSUNG HEROES PROGRAMME

The Trust runs a focused programme for the welfare of soldiers who have sustained injury or disability in the course of their military service. Our emphasis is on ensuring that they can continue to live with dignity either within or outside the armed forces. We work with the Army Directorate General of Welfare to identify ways to maximize the impact of rehabilitation support to our Unsung Heroes.

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Queen Mary’s Technical Institute (QMTI), Pune

In 2016-17, we began a partnership with QMTI, an institute for training and rehabilitation of differently-abled soldiers. The students are soldiers with various levels of disability and injury, and are trained in courses such as Industrial administration, computer hardware and operation, electrician, fitter and mechanic. In 2016-17, we covered the training fees of 93 disabled soldiers at QMTI, an engagement which we plan to continue in future.

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Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centres (PRCs), Kirkee & Mohali

In 2012-2015, we worked with the PRCs to provide injured soldiers with wheelchairs, laptops, modified scooters and other equipment, covered the cost of education for their children, assisting their families in starting micro-enterprises, and constructing modified bathrooms in their home villages to ensure wheelchair access.

We have also engaged with the National Security Guards Wives Welfare Association to provide mobility equipment for the differently-abled children of NSG personnel.