The Indian Cultural Association in Nigeria says the association will continue to support projects in Nigeria with a view to strengthening relations between the countries.
The President of the association, Mr Sanjay Jain, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday.
According to him, the association has initiated many projects that are aimed at developing the society.
“Out of the many projects, we have the ‘artificial limbs project’ where we donate artificial limbs to those whose legs have been amputated.
“We also have the ‘eye cataract project’ where we operate on the affected eye and try to correct the deformity caused by the cataract,’’ he said.
He stated that at least 15,000 people have benefited from the eye cataract project.
The president of the association added that more than 70,000 surgeries had been performed in furtherance of the artificial limb project.
“In addition, we also provide portable drinking water for children in more than 100 schools and also support the aged at the Regina Mundi Catholic Hospital, Mushin, Lagos,’’ he said.
Jain stated that the objective of the association is to do a lot of charity work for the needy in Nigeria and to convey a message to Nigerians that the Indians have integrated so well with the Nigerian culture.
He said that the association recently extended its support by participating at the just concluded 2017 Fashion Exhibition in Lagos to promote the popularity of Nigerian made fabrics.