World Leprosy Day

  • It is celebrated on the last Sunday of January globally.
  • In India, it coincides with Mahatma Gandhi’s Punyatithi on January 30 every year.
  • The primary objective is to raise awareness among the general public about the stigma associated with this disease.
  • To educate people that leprosy is caused by a type of bacteria and can be easily treated.

Programs Organized By Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities:

  • The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center in Delhi conducted an awareness session and group discussion.
  • The National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities in Kolkata organized a webinar.
  • The Comprehensive Regional Center in Tripura conducted an orientation program focusing on the prevention and control of leprosy.
  • The Comprehensive Regional Centers in Nellore, Davangere, Chhatarpur, Bhopal, and Nagpur organized multiple awareness programs.
  • The Shantiniketan Ratanpalli Vivekananda Adivasi Welfare Society in Birbhum, West Bengal, hosted cultural events.
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