Today (February 6), the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, conferred the International Gandhi Award 2019 on The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), in recognition of its long-standing work with people affected by leprosy, bringing them healing, social inclusion, and a life of dignity, in a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
Meet Akash Rambhau Devlkar, a 22-year-old young man from Nandgaon, in Wardha district of Maharashtra.
Akash’s father was affected by leprosy and because of delayed diagnosis of the disease, he had a deformity. Because of the deformity, he could not work, and this has put the family’s day-to-day living in jeopardy. Akash wanted to make something of his life and give a good life to his parents.