A frontline soldier’s story: How Rajkumar leads the fight against social exclusion of people affected by leprosy

The sparkle of steely determination that shone in Rajkumar’s eyes was convincing enough for The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s SOAR (Securing Opportunities towards Advancing Revenue) project team to propose his name as one of the members of the board of directors of a milk producer company that the project was facilitating. Rajkumar was no different from the other board members – he was also affected by leprosy.

Affirmative action for social inclusion of people affected by leprosy

The Supreme Court of India Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud had passed two orders in 2018 directing the Central and state governments to take certain steps for eliminating discrimination and promoting social inclusion of people affected by leprosy.

Economic development for social inclusion

The Community Intervention Unit (CIU) attached to Shahdara Hospital of The Leprosy Mission Trust India is dreaming big for women affected by leprosy in Satyajeevan Kusht Ashram (leprosy colony), in Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi.

Building and retaining leprosy expertise

The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Training Unit in Naini, Uttar Pradesh, has conducted a 5-day certificate course in leprosy, for health professionals, from March 12-16.

Lanco Foundation partners with TLMTI to provide rehabilitation aids and appliances to persons with disabilities

In a function held in Nawagarh, in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh, on March 26, Shri Moti Lal Dewangan, MLA of Janjgir-Champa Assembly Constituency, distributed rehabilitation aids and appliances, such as artificial limbs, calipers, and crutches to 25 persons with disabilities.