Paraplegic army veterans celebrate Independence day with scuba dive

Finkick Adventures organized a fund-raising event called the Freedom Dive to celebrate paraplegic army heroes of India.

The event saw five wheelchair-bound former army officers experience their first-ever underwater scuba dive.

These officers have lost their mobility due to spinal cord injuries sustained in the line of duty and live at the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Khirkee, Pune.

The team of five officers are also a part of the Indian Para-basketball team and have recently won the bronze in the 4th Bali cup wheelchair basketball tournament held in Bali, Indonesia.

This is the first time the soldiers had a chance to dive break free from their bodily limitations.

The jawans were accompanied and guided by Kshitij Mittal, founder of Finkick Adventures and a trained disability diving instructor.

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