Breaking the barriers, living life to the fullest

Stories of differently-abled persons breaking barriers living life to the fullest is like a breath of fresh air. They rise above the odds and societal mindsets to make their mark.
One such person is Kumari Chouhan from Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh, a girl with a left-leg disability. Her father, Gouri Shankar Chouhan is a daily wage labourer and it was beyond his means to take care of the needs of his wife and four children.

Meet Pankaj Kumar Srivastava, a champion for a leprosy-free India

15-year-old Pankaj would often look at his right foot and ask himself why his ulcer did not heal. He has seen many doctors in his native village in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Their ointments and antibiotics did not work, rather his ulcer got worse. He often sat by himself as he could not go out and play.

Impact of Advocacy: An increase of 70 per cent in financial assistance to persons affected by leprosy

The Delhi government has approved the proposal of Department of Social Welfare to enhance the financial assistance to persons affected by leprosy from Rs 1,800 per month to Rs 3,000 per month (an increase of 70 per cent) under the Rehabilitation Centre for Leprosy Affected persons (RCL) scheme