International Gandhi Awards-2011

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari presented “International Gandhi Award-2011” to Dr. Caire Velut and Dr. J.D.Samant.

Dr. Caire Vellut, a woman doctor from Belgium determined to serve leprosy affected persons, has rendered more than five decades of selfless service to alleviate the sufferings of leprosy patients and opted for Indian nationality in 1979 as she wished to continue to live in the country she had adopted.

Dr. Jagdish Devrao Samant, founder of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Leprosy Eradication Trust in Maharashtra, has to his credit about 50 years of dedicated service to leprosy patients.

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