ABOUT MAHAROGI SEWA SAMITI, WARORA
Maharogi Sewa Samiti is a nonprofit organisation in Central India helping socially disadvantaged people to enhance their livelihood capabilities through self-discovery and empowering them to contribute to society. It was founded in 1949 by internationally known human rights activist Baba Amte, to better the plight of the marginalized leprosy patients and people with disabilities through treatment, training and active inducement in self-managed communes. MSS works on wide spectrum of activities ranging from provision of basic healthcare and rehabilitation, development of land and water resource, enhancement of incomes and sustainable livelihoods, imparting formal and vocational education and sensitization of youth on environmental and socioeconomic issues. MSS strives to couple innovative tools and technology with these activities for environment-friendly means of coexistence. MSS has been a pioneer in medical treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients in the world. Till date around 2.6 million people have benefited through its activities. It is fast becoming a focal point from where the quintessence of new paradigms of social work and developmental activities is spreading far and wide. The institution has grown over the last six decades to become an internationally renowned institution and perhaps the largest community of leprosy afflicted and people with disabilities in the world.