Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Senior Consultant
Certified by:
Rehabilitation Council of India
Hony. Prosthetic Adviser:
Govt. of Punjab
Govt. of Haryana
Chandigarh Administration
Govt. of Himachal Pradesh


News Bulletin No. 1203


 A Ray........ This Abled Times ... Jyot of hope! 

Otto Bock Certified Clinical Partner
News Bulletin No. 1203          Editor: Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Disabled Empowerment and Rehabilitation (DEAR)


 Wedding on Otto Bock Powered Wheel chair!

 When Rakesh Jain, a Raipur-based businessman decided to tie the knot, he had not thought about the actual logistics involved. Quite natural, for a man in love!

'Saat feras' on powered wheel chair

When finally reality dawned upon Rakesh, he had to think about an appropriate powered wheel chair which would enable him to take the ‘Saat feras’ (a ritual where the bride and the groom circle the auspicious fire seven times to perform the wedding ceremony).


The wheel chair had to be able to turn at a short radius and the speed had to be controlled very precisely. The chair had to make Rakesh comfortable on his big day and had to look good to suit the festivities.


Rakesh already used a foldable powered chair from Otto Bock. The quality and dependability of his first wheelchair prompted him to select the second, more specialized, B500 powered wheel chair.


Rakesh already used a foldable powered chair from Ottobock. The quality and dependability of his first wheel chair prompted him to select the second, more specialized, B500 powered wheel chair.


We congratulate Mr. & Mrs. Rakesh Jain and wish them both a very happy married life and a great future together!  

(Posted on Facebook by Otto Bock India)


Over 150 Disabled Persons visit Multi-Purpose Camp at Cheshire Homes


Over 150 disabled persons visited the Multi-Purpose camp held for them on Sunday, March 18, 2012, organized by Cheshire Homes, Sector 21, Chandigarh.


Dr Raj Bahadur, Director Principal, GovernmentMedicalCollege and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest. He appreciated the efforts taken by Cheshire Homes and the support given by Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown and Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown for the cause of the disabled persons.


Mr. Gurdip Singh Deep, Chairman of Cheshire Homes and Past President Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown (RCCM), said the objective of the camp was to provide single-window service to the disabled persons in the region and bring various agencies together for their benefit.


A team of doctors from GovernmentMedicalCollege and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh conducted the assessment of 50 persons for issuing of Disability Certificate.


Dr. Raj Bahadur also handed over a below elbow prosthesis fitted by Dr. V.J.S. Vohra, Past President RCCM and CEO & Sr. Consultant of Nevedac Prosthetic Clinic, to a disabled person, which was donated by Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown. A new bicycle was given by Maj. Gen. A.S. Kahlon, Chairman Emeritus of Cheshire Home, and Rotarian of RCCM, to a disabled inmate. A wheel chair was donated by Mr. Anil Mehan, Past President RCCM.


Twenty persons, including physically challenged, donated blood. A team of doctors from the Blood Bank, Govt. GeneralHospital, Panchkula were present at the camp for this purpose.


A free medical checkup was provided to over 70 disabled persons by a team of Rotarian doctors of RCCM, Dr. Jawahar Luthra, Col. Dr. V.K. Kapoor, Dr. Anurag Sharma, Dr. Rita Kalra and Dr. Anureet Kaur. Dr. Luthra also arranged two more doctors, Dr. Raman Bedi and Dr. Vineet Sharma.


As Hony. Prosthetic Advisor to Governments of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Himachal, Dr. V.J.S. Vohra issued 33 Railway passes with which disabled persons are entitled to travel by train, with an attendant, at 75% concession. Dr. Vohra also examined 10 disabled patients and referred them for free services of “Jaipur Foot’ for fitment of artificial legs and calipers to Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Ambala Cantt.


Lunch was provided to 250 persons for which Mr. Lalit Azad, (Rotarian of RCCM) had contributed a sum of Rs. 5100/-. Refreshments were provided by RCCM and also by Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown, represented by their President Uma Gupta, Secretary Manju Jain, Past District Chairperson Santosh Gupta, Past Presidents Indu Luthra, Deepa Sahib Singh and Shashi Gupta.


The inmates of Cheshire Homes, National Handicapped Welfare Council (Panchkula), Physically Handicapped Association (PHA) of Punjab, Rotary Community Corps of Panchkula, Rotary Community Corps of Dadu Majra and Rotary Community Corps of Khuda Ali Sher not only participated in the camp but were also helpful in motivating the large number of disabled persons to attend the camp. Prominent disabled persons who attended the camp were Mr. R.C. Sethi, IPS, IGP Training (Punjab), Mrs. Jatindar Kaur, PSS, Secretary to Minister, O/o Chief Secretary (Punjab), Mr. K.C. Wadhawan, Jt. Director Public Relations (Haryana), Mr. G.S. Kochhar, Retd. Chief Engineer, Mr. Kashmir Singh Sanawa Chairman PHA, Harmesh Kumar, Gen. Secretary PHA, D.S. Mundi and Vinod Nagpal.


RCCM was also represented by President R.K. Luther & First Lady Mrs. Urmil Luther, Secretary Amarjit Singh, Past District Governor Shaju Peter, Past Presidents RCCM Mr. T.S. Anand, Dr. Kesho R. Gupta, Dr. Balram Gupta, President Elect Mrs. Ritu Singal, Mr. Ashok Puri, Mrs. Maniki Deep, Mrs. Indu Vohra and Office Secretary V.P. Sharma.  


Some Rotarians mentioned above are also members of Cheshire Homes. Other members of its Governing Body who participated in the camp were Mr. C.M. Taluja, Vice Chairman, Mr. Mukesh K. Gupta, FCA, Treasurer, Mrs. Raminder Panag, Dr. Vibha Taluja, Mrs. Neena Singh (President Rotary Club Chandigarh) and Chairman P.R. Committee Mr. Charanjit Singh (Past President Rotary Club Chandigarh) and Mrs. Shashi Gulati, IAS, F.C. (Haryana).


Expression of gratitude for response received by mail, for News Bulletin No. 1202

Dear Dr. Vohra,
Great to know that you are doing such a noble work by providing artificial limbs and hearing aids to the disabled. Also happy to note that Otto Bock HealthCare is a 100% owned subsidiary of the German multinational, Otto Block GMBh, which is the only multinational company directly investing into India’s Rehabilitation Industry.
You are doing a yeoman service to the humanity. God bless you and your venture!
D.V. Bhatia


Dear VJS
Congratulations for this venture, we wish all success. I will request you to send it to ISPO world Congress also for wider circulation. www.ispo2013.org, Email vinodbhanti@ispo2013.org.
Vinod Bhanti


Excellent compilation.
Prof. Dr. I.S. Dua

Mukesh Doshi

Dear Dr. Vohra,
Congratulations and complements for this great honour. It is a recognition of your excellence and selfless service to the needy and under privileged people of this region. May God give you strength to continue this good work.
Prof. Dr.  S.K.  Sharma

Congrats, and wish you all the best for your ventures.
Jagdeep S. Chopra, FCA


Dear Dr Vohra, 

Congratulations!!! This is a fantastic news...
Warm regards,


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