BLP celebrates Children’s Day

Children’s day is special day for the children. Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year. But in India it is celebrated on 14th November, as the date marks the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister – Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. As a tribute to Nehru and love for children, Children’s Day is celebrated on his birth date. This day reminds each and every one of us, to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live by their Chacha Nehru’s quality and dream.

In keeping with the tradition and the continued commitment of Bombay Leprosy Project for the welfare of children affected with Leprosy, on 14th November’09, BLP observed Children’s Day by providing them with gifts and educational materials to children affected by Leprosy.

The event was organized at BLP’s Referral Centre where some leprosy affected children were provided school bags and pouches to keep stationery so as to motivate them in their education and live a normal childhood life like any other child. BLP’s attempt is in a small way a gesture to eliminate the stigma and discrimination faced by leprosy patients and their families. 

A young girl referred from a satellite clinic given the school bag and stationery material
AK, a young boy suffering from multibacillary leprosy identified from a slum in project area
Children affected with leprosy under treatment at BLP with the educational material
A child suffering from leprosy whose mother is being treated for relapse of the disease.
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