IDF in collaboration with NILES (Nilgiris Leprosy Eradication Scheme) organized a Citizens’ Reach-out programme on 4th Feb. 09 at the Govt. Lawley Hospital, Coonoor, The Nilgiris (TN).
The Deputy Director for TB, Dr. Vasanthan was the Chief Guest for the event who spoke on leprosy, TB and HIV/AIDS. He congratulated IDF and NILES for organizing such a wonderful out-reach programme where citizens mixed the leprosy patients.
Mr. C. Chidambaram, Manager-SR of IDF spoke on the spirit of citizens’ reach-out and the role of IDF in leprosy elimination programme. Mr. Bullmore appreciated the work of IDF and NILES in leprosy/ TB programmes.
Mr. Gibson, Mr. David and Mr. James from the Grace Ministries and Mr. Veerapan, Communication facilitator took part in the event.
Earlier Mr. Jesudas of NILES welcomed the gathering while Mr. Mano Ranjit Lad, FO IDF proposed a vote of thanks. Mr. R. Settu, Co-ordinator (TN & Pondy), IDF compered at the programme while Mr. F. Fredrick, FO, IDF helped in organizing the event.
Indian Development Foundation had organized various events across the country during Anti-leprosy week. This was one of the events where the leprosy patients received gifts and items of daily use. The gifts were sponsored by various well-wishers from Coonoor area.
The students from Mrs. Bullmore’s High School rendered an invocation prayer. The teachers from the school also took part in the event.