World Leprosy Day 2022: 30 January (Last Sunday of January)

World Leprosy Day 2022: 30 January (Last Sunday of January)

  • The World Leprosy Day is observed globally on the last Sunday of January every year.
  • In 2022, the World Leprosy Day falls on January 30, 2022.
  • Theme 2022: United for Dignity
  • In India, the World Leprosy Day is celebrated every year on 30 January, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s death.
  • The day aims to raise global awareness of this deadly ancient disease and call attention to the fact that it can be prevented, treated and cured.
  • The day was initiated in 1954 by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau as a tribute to the life of the Mahatma Gandhi who had compassion for people afflicted with leprosy.

Points to Remember:

  1. When is the World Leprosy Day observed globally/ in India?
  2. Theme of World Leprosy Day 2022?
  3. World Leprosy Day marks the death anniversary of which freedom fighter?

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