The Rotary Club of Delhi South (RCDS) has collaborated with Lepra and Assets Care and Reconstruction Enterprise Ltd (ACRE) to launch an on-grid solar power plant at the Mother Teresa Home in Tahirpur, Delhi. The initiative aims to provide a sustainable source of energy for leprosy patients and their families, improving their quality of life. Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Mr. Manoj Tiwari, inaugurated the solar power plant and distributed tricycles to the patients.
Leprosy is one of the oldest-known infectious diseases that can cause deformity and disability if not treated on time. India accounted for approximately 54% of new cases detected globally in 2020-21. To improve medical care, raise awareness, and dispel social stigma surrounding the disease, RCDS, with its partners, takes a multi-pronged approach. The Leprosy Control Project, launched in 2019, aims to uplift the lives of more than 1500 leprosy patients and their families in Delhi NCR.
In addition to the solar power plant, RCDS has donated relief aid and tricycles to the patients, which will help them lead a more comfortable and independent life. The tricycles will enable the patients to move around more easily, providing them with a sense of freedom.
RCDS has set an example for other organizations to follow in their endeavor to improve the quality of life for marginalized communities. The initiative showcases the importance of sustainable energy solutions in improving the health and well-being of society’s most vulnerable groups. RCDS, along with its partners, is making significant progress towards making India a leprosy-free nation while empowering the leprosy patients with a sustainable source of energy.