We are just humbled… and honoured by this recognition
Mr Bhal S. Chakranarayan, Chairman of the Board of Governors, TLMTI (right), receiving the award on behalf of the organisation.
NEW DELHI: This day would be written in golden letters in the history of the fight against leprosy in India!
Today (February 6), the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister of Health, Shri Harsh Vardhan and the Hon’ble Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, conferred the International Gandhi Award 2019 (institutional category) 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.
Mr Bhal S. Chakranarayan, Chairman of the Board of Governors, TLMTI, received the award on behalf of the organisation.
International Gandhi Award is instituted by Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation, Wardha, Maharashtra, and is given once every two years to organisations working with people affected by leprosy helping them live with dignity.
We are grateful to the jury and the chairman and members of Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation for recognising our work and selecting us for this award.
We are just humbled… and honoured by this recognition, and we thank you, our partners and well-wishers, for being part of this exciting journey.
This recognition will surely motivate us to step up our fight against leprosy in days to come.
We dedicate this award to people affected by leprosy who have not given up and have bravely fought the battle against leprosy, stigma and discrimination, never looking back.
Click here to watch the YouTube video of the award ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiidXLIulWk&feature=youtu.be