National Leprosy Eradication Programme is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a collective effort to completely eliminate the ‘treatable disease’ of leprosy from India. In a message on the occasion of anti-leprosy day, the Prime Minister Modi said that everyone needs to work together for socio-economic uplift of the cured persons and for their contribution in nation-building. He said that one needs to strive hard to ensure that these citizens of the country lead a life with dignity that Mahatma Gandhi dreamt of. The Prime Minister recalled that Mahatma Gandhi had an enduring concern for people afflicted with leprosy. His vision was not just to treat them, but also to mainstream them into our society.