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DFIT celebrates 60th Anniversary Day
14th December 2014

Damien Foundation India Trust celebrated 60th Anniversary Day on 4th December 2014 in respective projects. We had singing competition for persons affected by leprosy, games for inmates, music, dance, Certificate of appreciation, employee of the Year award, etc... Sri. Pulla Reddy, Corporation Councilor, Nellore; Dr. Bijoy Kumar Pandey, State Programme Officer (Leprosy); Dr. K.N. Sahay, State Programe Officer (TB), Bihar were few of our Chief Guests. It was a day of merriment where the people affected by leprosy came together to laugh, chat, sing, dance and play.

A play on health education at Damien Delhi
30th November 2014

A group of nursing collage students from Chhawla Dispensary did a play on TB awareness at our Delhi project. Around 40 community volunteers and staff members attended the programme. The play ended with a positive note of how adherence to drugs and direct observation of treatment can play a major role in curing the TB disease. The whole idea of the play was to propagate social messages in a humorous and innovative way and create awareness among the masses.

Belgian Diplomat Visits DFIT, Delhi
13th November 2014

Directorate-General for Development (DGD) which is a part of the Belgium Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade & Development Cooperation has been supporting Damien Foundation's TB & Leprosy control activities for many years. Two DGD officials (Ms. Claire Terliden and Ms. Myriam Lemmeljin) and The First Secretary of Belgium Embassy, Mr. Arnaud Gaspart visited DFIT Delhi Project in November 2014. It was delightful to have them visit our project and field areas and explain about the project activities.

Established palliative care centre in Polambakkam for the persons affected by leprosy
18th October 2014

DFIT takes part in Seva Mela 2014
10th June 2014

The two day national level Seva Mela Exhibition themed 'Celebrating Human Rights' was jointly organized by Confederation of Indian Organizations for Service and Advocacy (CIOSA), Sri Ramanuja Trust & Ethiraj College. This was a great opportunity for us to showcase our services with a stall provided during the mela. There was a competition among NGO's to highlight their respective project activities through a presentation among the college students.