(A TO journey from 15 lacs to 15 Crore – Truly distinctive personality)
Mr. Sumit Bhowmik has started his career as Prosthetist and Orthotist, way back in 1991. He has worked in BMVSS Jaipur Foot Technology for around 7 years and while working with them, he could gather and spread his knowledge/skill among the various continents like Africa and Asia.
To enhance his technical expertise he persuaded his advance studies in Prosthetics from Dortmund University, Germany as Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist. He is life member of ISPO (World) OPAI (India). In 2001 he could use his skill to help Earth Quack victims in Bhuj in state of Gujarat in India and thus awarded prestigious Medals from many NGO in India and also given “Certificates of Appreciation” from “Handicapped International” in India for his tremendous contribution.
Further, his expertise was hired by TATA Motors (An Auto Mobile Joints in India), wherein he could get chance to serve Handicapped Segment (by making Modern Artificial Limbs) for approx 13 years. Here he also got opportunity to establish component manufacturing centres. To test his wings, he started his own venture as Entrepreneur and established his own Company under the Name of “PROACTIVE Technical Orthopaedics Pvt. Ltd. - PTO. Today PTO is among few renowned companies of the World, those who are into the manufacturing of Quality Modular Prosthetic Components and allied raw material.
PTO is an internationally certified company, with ISO 10328 Certification and exporting his parts to Middle East and many African Countries and produces CE marked components/parts.
In list of his achievements, completing a Artificial Limb project in Nigeria and other west African countries was a great experience for him, where he persuaded a Turn-Key project and distributed 0ver 5000 Artificial Limbs (free of Cost) in a span of approx 2 years.
It has taken enormous efforts for him to come to this stage of his life, having visited over 30 different countries of the worlds which includes the recent visit to Beijing - China, wherein he represented India, supported by Chinese Counter partner, guided by WHO.
Getting a chance to make Artificial Leg for Actress (Naache Mayuri Dancer) Sudha Chandran has given him a big fame among public in India.
While extracting the gist of all his these efforts, this will not be exaggerated that, many amputees who were deprived of using hi-tech modular Artificial legs, equipped with many advance features, due to high cost, is now in position to afford it as the product manufactured by PROACTIVE Technical Orthopaedics, PTO is almost, 1/4th of the cost while comparing with imported ones, yet no compromise in the quality.