New Delhi, Sep. 5, 2016: Apeejay School, Pitampura celebrated Teacher’s Day in a unique manner by making a sincere effort to appease the pain of Leprosy patients. The School collaborated with The Leprosy Mission Trust India to provide shoes for the victims and help them regain mobility and dignity in life. Under the mentorship of the School Principal, Mr. D.K. Bedi, the staff collected Rs. 45,000/- which was handed over to the Superintendent of TLM Community Hospital, Mr. Stephen Levi by a team of teachers from Apeejay School, Pitampura.
The teachers visited the hospital and interacted with Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Senior Physiotherapist at the hospital and learnt about the disease, its trauma and also the stigma attached to it. They were taken around and they met the patients undergoing treatment there. They were also shown the specially designed shoes which would mitigate the pain & suffering of the patients and help them regain their mobility.
This novel idea of the Principal, Mr. D.K. Bedi, to bring succor in the lives of the underprivileged was well appreciated by the hospital staff. All staff members of the School also joined in this humane gesture to add meaning to their being responsible and sensitive citizens.