18 June 2017
Kulbir singh kalsi
Lt Gen Surinder Singh, AVSM**, VSM, GOC-in-C, Western Command & Patron-in-Chief of this institution, inaugurated the Website of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre , (PRC) Mohali today to bring it on the world map for its efficient medical care and rehabilitation of disabled soldiers by providing appropriate vocational training facilities.
The Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) Mohali is a unique institution that caters to a hundred percent disabled Ex-servicemen (Paraplegic – both the lower limbs paralysed and Quadriplegics – all the four limbs paralysed) who hail from Northern, Central and Eastern Regions of the country. The Institute symbolizes the effort of the Army to mitigate the sufferings of our gallant soldiers who are paralysed due to spinal cord injuries. The aim of the Institute is to make Paraplegic and Quadriplegic ex-servicemen self reliant.
Presently, 26 patients are part of PRC, Mohali. They have become proficient in computerized knitting machines and they knit articles for clothings for Army Public Schools Dagshai, Chandimandir, and Sainik Schools at Kunjpura and Sujanpura Tira. They have also excelled in making Fancy Gel candles which are in great demand during festival season, Diwali Fair and with leading Public Sector Undertakings. They also make fabric items which are priced very competitively and with total quality assurance. Seeing these warriors at work, one tends to agree with the quote “It is not the disability but what counts is the ability of a person”.