For the last 146 years, three Ps have defined the existence of The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) – people, purpose, and passion. People give purpose, purpose unites and guides, and passion guides! With this theme, we are pleased to present to you The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Annual Report for 2019, which reflects the progress we’ve made.
For the 13-year-old Gaganand, life was all about playing with friends. His days were filled with frolic and loads of fun. He loved playing cricket with his friends. But one day, two years ago, all this came to an abrupt end.
Gaganand was studying in Class 3 at that time. His mother, Savita Raju Rathore, noticed a discoloured patch on his body. As there was no sensation on the patch, she thought something was amiss and took him to the local doctor, who diagnosed him with leprosy.
India passed the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 on April 7, 2017, and it came into force from July 7, 2018. The Act seeks to fulfil India’s international obligation pursuant to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Leprosy is all set to be removed as a ground for divorce from statute books in India. Hon’ble Minister of State for Law, Shri P. P. Chaudhary today introduced the Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in Lok Sabha.
The Union Cabinet has cleared The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018, on August 1, 2018, seeking to amend the following Acts:
1) The Divorce Act, 1869
2) The Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939
3) The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955
4) The Special Marriage Act, 1954
5) The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956