Leprosy is a disease which affects the skin, eyes, respiratory and the nervous system. There are many people in India, China and Africa who are still suffering from this deadly disease. They are restricted from employment opportunities and their development is hindered. As per popular belief, it is considered highly contagious. But there were two people who despite this belief worked for their betterment and proved this belief to be wrong.
Murlidhar Devidas Amte (a.k.a Baba Amte) and Sadhana Amte spent most of their lives for the empowerment of these people. They founded three Ashrams for the treatment of the leprosy patients in Maharashtra. Their first hospital was under a tree. Even their children dedicated their life helping the marginalised sections of the society.
These are the unrecognised heroes of our country. It is sad that magazines and newspapers don’t publish about such heroes often.
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