On the occasion of World Photography Day (August 19), we spoke to Ms Sarika Gulati (https://www.facebook.com/sarika.shuangren), documentary photographer and an arts-based therapy practitioner on her experience during her assignments in working with The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) for documenting the stories of people affected by leprosy and capturing their courage in the face of adversity, through her photographs.
The Lok Sabha passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016, on December 16, 2016, and it became an Act – the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act 2016). Even though a year has elapsed after this, many states have not framed rules under this Act and notified them. It is to the credit of the Government of Delhi that it has framed and notified rules under the Act, joining a handful of states that have done this.
Identifying the best way of doing something (best practices) and sharing them is critical to continuous improvement. This helps bring everyone up to their highest level of performance. And that’s what The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) CREATE project, along with National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) (http://www.niepmd.tn.nic.in/
), did in a 3-day national-level workshop for sharing best practices by DPOs (disabled peoples’ organisations).
Children are fast learners – and around 35 children from the colony where people affected by leprosy live in Chandkhuri (near TLM Chandkhuri Hospital) in Chhattisgarh and the nearby village learnt a lot on World Environment Day (June 5).
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL), a public infrastructure finance company in India’s power sector, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), to construct and equip operation theatres, maternity blocks and Intensive Care Units (ICU) in TLM Champa, Faizabad, and Vadathorasalur Hospitals.