Gandhi Jayanthi celebrated by TLMTI’s Community Intervention Unit in Shahdara, Delhi

The Community Intervention Unit attached to The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) hospital in Shahdara, Delhi, along with TLMTI’s WACA (Women as Change Agents) project celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi on 2 October at the community hall near Green Field Public School, Tahirpur, Delhi. A total of 100 people affected by leprosy and their families, youth, and women champions took part in the celebration.

Want a whole community to thrive? Empower a woman!

Margaret Thatcher once said, “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” This underscores the point that empowering a woman is key to social change.

Diwali lighting up the lives of these SHG members

The Community Intervention Unit (CIU) of The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Shahdara Hospital in New Delhi had started two Self-Help Groups (SHGs) – Uthan Self-Help Group in Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Vandana self-Help Group in Sarvodaya Kusht Ashram, both in Tahirpur colony – where people affected by leprosy live, in October 2016.

Winning is a matter of attitude

Sitting quietly on the hospital bed, he stared into space. The snow-white clouds rolling merrily along the deep blue sky didn’t interest him. The halo of melancholy around him thickened every moment. He turned his gaze to his lap. A tear rolled down his cheek and fell on the open book resting on his lap, smudging his name – Kishan Kumar – written in blue ink.