FIAT Group Automobiles India Private Limited (FGAIPL), a fully owned subsidiary of FIAT Group Automobiles S.p.A, Italy have tied up with the Jaipur Foot organisation to support the noble cause of of artificial limbs for differently-abled people. With this collaboration Fiat intends to help the needy by sponsoring the artificial limbs to the patients who aren't able to afford it.
Jaipur foot is run by Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) which is the world's largest organisation serving the differently-abled. This NGO provides all its assistance, including artificial limbs, calipers and other aids.
This initiative from the company comes under their "Fiat Century Drive" campaign in which Fiat is celebrating the landmark of setting up 100 dealerships in a single year. After this, Fiat plans to expand its dealership network up to 150 by the end of this year.
Currently, Fiat's dealership network covers 80 cities in 22 different states across India. In which 41 dealerships lie in the Northern part, 22 in Western part, 29 in Southern part and 8 in the Eastern part of the country.
Nagesh Basavanhalli, President and Managing Director of FIAT Chrysler India Operations said, “At FIAT India our constant endeavour is to provide world class technology which can add value to an individual’s life. Our association with Jaipur Foot is also on the same line of empowering differently abled people by providing artificial limbs. FIAT India is extremely proud to have opened 100 dealerships within a span of one year. And to celebrate this moment we have decided to associate with Jaipur Foot. This initiative by FIAT India provides mobility.”