Monday, July 16, 2007

TPS supports leprosy work

It was a Social Service Awareness Programme Day for Tagore Public School at Shastri Nagar in Jaipur this morning (16/07/07).

Leprosy is a disease caused by mycobacterium leprae and let me tell you that it is not caused by curse of God. Leprosy is completely curable with MDT which is available free of cost at every government centre. A pale or white patch on skin with loss of sensation may be leprosy. Do consult doctor and take treatment early. Do not isolate leprosy affected persons but accept them in families. And many more points included the introduction note presented by Shweta Kadel of Standard XII. IDF is the most successful NGO and today we have got this golden opportunity to meet Dr. Narayan who will further guide us on the objects of the Foundation in national interest, added Shweta Kadel as she concluded her introduction talk.

Tagore Public School has the tradition of conducting Service Service Awareness Programme, twice in a month along with a host of other activities. Two days in a month are dedicated to initiate such programmes which include social and education aspects, said Mrs. Jayanti Sen, Principal of TPS.

Shri P. D. Singh, Director of Tagore Group of Schools welcomed Dr. Narayan Iyer to address the morning assembly and sensitise the students on social responsibilities. Student Social Responsibility has to be taken up on a prime agenda. Students at young age are to be inculcated with social values, which in turn will help them in their long run, Shri Singh quoted with a smile.

Addressing the students, Dr. Narayan highlighted the scientific facts on leprosy and the need for people to come forward and support such national programmes. He also touched about the rampant TB cases in India. Students are the prime motivators in health awareness programmes and the support of students need to be written in the letters of gold, said Dr. Narayan.

Mrs. Mridula De, Vice Principal of the School and Mrs. Anita Sharma, Incharge for Social Service Wing took up the responsibility of supporting IDF project during the year.

Dr. Narayan Iyer thanked TPS team for their continued support to IDF for over two decades now.

Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.

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