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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 29.01.2015

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his best wishes to the Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (Indian Leprosy Association) on the occasion of Anti Leprosy Day being held on January 30, 2015.

In his message the President has said:

"I am happy to learn that the Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (Indian Leprosy Association) is observing Anti Leprosy Day on 30 January, 2015 to coincide with the martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi had special love and compassion for persons suffering from leprosy. It is good to know that the organization is engaged in constructive humanitarian work in the field of leprosy. I am sure that such awareness programmes will help in bringing attitudinal change in our society about leprosy and leprosy affected persons. It will further boost morale and motivation of persons and organizations fighting the disease.

I extend my best wishes to the Indian Leprosy Association for this initiative”.

This Press Release issued at 1315 hrs.