On 6 February 2020 The Leprosy Mission Trust India received the International Gandhi Award 2019.
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, the Minister of Health, Shri Harsh Vardhan, and the 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.
Mr Bhal S. Chakranarayan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of TLMTI accepted the award on behalf of the organisation. The International Gandhi Award is given by the Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation, Wardha, Maharashtra, and is given once every two years to organisations working with people affected by leprosy helping them to live with dignity.
The International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy commemorates the compassion that Mahatma Gandhi possessed and his services towards people with leprosy. The awards aim to recognise the outstanding work by individuals and organisations to fight leprosy and eliminate the prejudices associated with it.
To read the address by the President of India on the occasion of the presentation of the award click here.