Pages in category "Leprosy activists"
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 11 pages are in this category, out of 11 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Baba Amte – He and his wife, Sadhna Amte had started an organization for the leprosy patients- Anand van in 1950 However, this pioneer was started as an arogya centre below a tree in 1949. Baba Amte was born to Mr. Devidas Amte and Mrs. Laxmibai Amte in the city of Hinganghat in Wardha District of Maharashtra on 26 December 1914 and his father was a British government officer with responsibilities for district administration and revenue collection. Murlidhar had acquired his nickname Baba in his childhood and he came to be known as Baba not because he was a saint or any such thing, but because his parents addressed him by that name. He was among eight children of his father. As the eldest son of a land owner. By the time he was fourteen, he owned his own gun and hunted boar, when he was old enough to drive, he was given a Singer Sports car with cushions covered with panther skin. He never appreciated the restrictions that prevented him playing with the low-caste servants children. There is a certain callousness in families like my family and they put up strong barriers so as not to see the misery in the world outside and I rebelled against it. Trained in law, he developed a legal practice at Wardha. He spent some time at Sevagram ashram of Mahatma Gandhi and became a follower of Gandhism for the rest of his life and he followed Gandhism, including yarn spinning using a charkha and wearing khadi. When Gandhi got to know that he has saved a girl from British soldiers who were lewdly taunting her, in those days, leprosy was associated with social stigma and the society disowned people suffering from leprosy. There was also a widespread misbelief that leprosy was highly contagious, Amte founded three ashrams for treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients, disabled people, and people from marginalised sections of the society in Maharashtra, India. On 15 August 1949, he started a hospital in Anandvan under a tree, in 1973, Amte founded the Lok Biradari Prakalp to work for the Madia Gond tribal people of Gadchiroli District. He Was Awarded With Padma Shri by government of India in year 1971 and she actively participated in her husbands social work with equal dedication. Their two sons, Dr. Vikas Amte and Dr. Prakash Amte, and two daughters-in-law, Dr. Mandakini and Dr. Bharati, are all doctors, all four have dedicated their lives to social work and causes similar to those of the senior Amte. Their two sons, Dr. Digant and Aniket have also dedicated their lives to the causes as their parents. In 2008, Prakash and Mandakini were given the Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership, Baba Amtes elder son Dr. Vikas Amte and his wife Dr. Bharati Amte run the hospital at Anandwan and co-ordinate operations between Anandwan and satellite projects. Today, Anandwan and Hemalkasa village have one hospital, each, Anandwan has a university, an orphanage, and schools for the blind and the deaf. Currently, the self-sufficient Anandwan ashram has over 5,000 residents, the community development project at Anandwan in Maharashtra is recognised around the worldBaba Amte – Baba Amte in 2005
2. Vikas Amte – Dr. Vikas Amte is medical doctor and eminent social worker from Warora, Maharashtra, India. He is elder son of Baba Amte and he is chief functionary at Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Anandwan. Amte is the son of social worker and Magsaysay Award winner, Baba Amte. He also runs a hospital along with his wife Dr. Bharati Amte at Anadawan, Amte has advocated for the disabled and disadvantaged sections of the society, including those suffering leprosy. Amte is bestowed with many awards from society, some of the awards include, In January 2012, Amte was given the Chandrapur Bhushan award. Lokmanya Tilak award for the year 2012 was jointly given to Dr. Vikas, united Nations Right Livelihood Award from Sweden in 1988 Manav Sewa Award by Young Mens Gandhi Association, Rajkot Kustha Mitra Purskar by Vidarbha Maharogi Sewa Mandal, Tapovan, Amravati Shri. Nemichand Shrishrimal Award for Outstanding Role in Social Work Late Shri, indira Gandhi for eradication of leprosy in India by 2000 A. D. He is presently a member of committee of YASHADA. Member of standing committee CAPART, Govt. of Maharashtra and Ministry of Railways and he was appointed as Chairman of Maharashtra Govt. He has also served as a member of the workshop of ], on issues related to relief and rehabilitation of affected by earthquakes in Koyna, Uttar Kashi, Osmanabad. Amte married to Dr. Bharati Amte in the year 1976 and he holds a doctoral degree from Government Medical College of Nagpur University. He did Post Graduate Certificate Course in Leprosy from Central Leprosy Training and Research Institute, Chingleput, Dr. Bharati is a pediatrician who looks after medical and general administration at Anandwan. They have two children, Kaustubh, a Chartered accountant who is now Assistant secretary of Maharogi Seva Samiti, degree and also has a masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has authored the book titled Anandwan Prayogwan which shares about his experiences, Anandwan Baba Amte Prakash Amte Official website Anandwan, Official websiteVikas Amte – Dr. Vikas Amte
3. Jan Beyzym – Blessed Jan Beyzym was a Polish Roman Catholic priest and a professed member from the Jesuits. He served as an educator in Jesuit boarding schools for a while after his ordination though later left Poland to work alongside lepers in Madagascar where he remained until his death. The beatification cause started in 1985 and in 1992 he was titled as Venerable upon the confirmation of his life of heroic virtue, Pope John Paul II beatified him while in Poland on 18 August 2002. Jan Beyzym was born in Poland - in what is now modern Ukraine - on 15 May 1850 as the eldest of five children to Jan Beyzym and his father served as a freedom fighter and in 1863 was sentenced to death in absentia for his activities. He moved alongside his mother and siblings to Kiev and studied there from 1864 until 1871, Beyzym joined the Jesuits for his novitiate period on 10 December 1872 at Stara Wies and this concluded in 1874. During his novitiate there was an epidemic and he received the permission of his superior to go out into the streets to tend to the ailing victims. Beyzym received his ordination as a priest on 26 July 1881 in Kraków from Bishop Albin Dunajewski and he served as a teacher after his ordination until 1898 at Jesuit boarding schools in both Tarnopol and Chyrów where he taught the French and Russian languages. His students knew him for his sense of humor, in 1898 he left his native land to join the Jesuit missions to lepers near Tananariwa in Madagascar with the permission of his superiors. Father Beyzym left Poland on 17 October 1898 and arrived on the following 30 December at Red Island before being posted to Ambahivoraka near Antananarivo and he fainted several times while tending to the lepers due to the horrible smells. In October 1902 he began to see the construction of a hospital at Marana. Beyzym died on 2 October 1912, his health had declined and his remains were exhumed and relocated back to his native Poland on 8 December 1993 at a Jesuit church. The official start to the process came on 27 September 1985 after the C. C. S. issued the official nihil obstat to the cause, later received the Positio in 1990. Theologians approved this on 28 April 1992 as did the C. C. S. on 3 November 1992, Pope John Paul II confirmed his life of heroic virtue and titled the late priest as Venerable on 21 December 1992. John Paul II decreed that a healing credited to the late priest was a miracle on 5 July 2002, the current postulator for this cause is the Jesuit priest Anton Witwer. Hagiography Circle Saints SQPN Holy SeeJan Beyzym – Jan Beyzym SJ
4. Diana, Princess of Wales – Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, in 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced and her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Pauls Cathedral, reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. While married, Diana bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, the marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and she was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including Londons Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997, Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, the Spencer family has been closely allied with the British Royal Family for several generations. Both of Dianas grandmothers had served as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, on 30 August 1961, Diana was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, with wealthy commoners as godparents. Diana had three siblings, Sarah, Jane, and Charles and her infant brother, John, died shortly after his birth one year before Diana was born. The desire for an added strain to the Spencers marriage. Diana grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, the Spencers leased the house from its owner, Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Family frequently holidayed at the neighbouring Sandringham House, and Diana played with Princes Andrew, Diana was seven years old when her parents divorced. Her mother later had an affair with Peter Shand Kydd and married him in 1969, Diana lived with her mother in London during her parents separation in 1967, but during that years Christmas holidays, Lord Althorp refused to let Diana return to London with Lady Althorp. Shortly afterwards he won custody of Diana with support from his former mother-in-law, Ruth Roche, in 1972, Lord Althorp began a relationship with Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and Dame Barbara Cartland. They married at Caxton Hall, London in 1976, as an upper-class child at the time, Diana was first educated under the supervision of her governess, Gertrude Allen. She began her education at Silfield Private School in Gayton, Norfolk, and moved to Riddlesworth Hall School, an all-girls boarding school near DissDiana, Princess of Wales – The Princess of Wales raising money for cancer research in Chicago, Illinois, June 1996
5. Gerhard Fischer (diplomat) – Gerhard Fischer was a German diplomat, ambassador and humanitarian who received the 1997 Gandhi Peace Prize in recognition of his work for leprosy and polio-afflicted patients in India. Born in Oslo, Fischer grew up in China and studied medicine at Beijing Medical University, after the war, he obtained a law degree and entered the German diplomatic service. While at the German consulate in Madras, he helped a German doctor to establish a leprosy treatment and he was also instrumental in setting up the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, which was founded with financial and technical support from the West German government. He later became ambassador to Malaysia, Ireland, Netherlands, and he resigned from the diplomatic service in order to devote himself full-time to the support of leprosy and polio patients in India. Fischer regarded rehabilitation as the most important aspect of his work and his work was recognised by the Indian government with the award of the Gandhi Peace Prize. Fischer used the money from the prize to set up a foundation for his humanitarian work, Fischer was born in Oslo, Norway, the elder son of a Norwegian mother and a German father, Martin Fischer. When he was about 3 years old, his family moved to China, as a boy, Fischer had always wanted to be a doctor. He started to study medicine at Beijing Medical University, but was forced to abandon the course when the University was closed by the Japanese occupation. So he decided to travel—via Siberia—to Germany, intending to study there, but was instead compelled to fight in another huge war. He spent five years fighting in the war, mainly on the Eastern Front, destitute after the war, studying medicine was out of the question. He worked as a driver and various other jobs. He entered a legal crammer, and in one year obtained a law degree, while studying medicine in Beijing, he volunteered to look after leprosy patients. From then on, he wanted to care for leprosy patients, with a law degree in hand, he decided to join the German foreign service, as that would take him overseas. In 1952–1953 he completed his training for the diplomatic and consular service in Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate. He began his career at the German legation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, followed by a posting to the consulate in Hong Kong from 1957 to 1960, in 1963 he was promoted to Consul, and in 1964 returned to the Bonn headquarters of the Foreign Office. He was appointed to the rank of Councillor in 1966 and from 1968 headed a political department there and his first appointment as Ambassador came in 1970, when he represented West Germany in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In March 1974 he was promoted to lead a department in the Foreign Office dealing with Asia. His second ambassadorial appointment came in July 1977, when he was sent to Dublin, followed by appointments to The Hague, Netherlands and BernGerhard Fischer (diplomat) – Gerhard Fischer