Civil Society 2013 HALL OF FAME

In 2013 the Civil Society organization with its monthly magazine celebrated 10 years of work. For the 10th Anniversary in 2013 – Hall of Fame were Eliazar and Ruth – New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust.

The Award took into consideration the welfare and care of children in many centres managed by the Trust. New Hope under Eliazar T Rose pioneered the home that were set up for the children of leprosy patients living in leprosy colonies, especially in Vizianagaram. Schools were reluctant to enroll children with leprosy colony addresses; such was the stigma in those days. No children care home across India can me operated without coming under the Juvenile Justice Act and the Children Committee set up in each District of a State.

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