A voluntary organization run by leprosy sufferers for welfare of leprosy sufferers, the Centre has been working for rehabilitation of forsaken handicapped leprosy cured and their children over the 38 years in the District of Purulia, W.B. In a brief reference to the background leading to the formation of the Centre, we may say that more than four decades back, forsaken by the society, and dehabilitated, a number of leprosy sufferers took shelter in outskirts of Adra town that is Manipur. Since then, facing the vagaries of an uprooted and ostracized life, with apathy and sympathy of the parent society, amidst woes and sorrows, mirth’s and merriments of their own, these refugees in own homeland held on their existence till 1980 when they formed a Registered Society, i.e. ‘MANIPUR LEPROSY REHABILITATION CENTRE’ , because they had realized that their existence otherwise would be a nomadic and abominable life.
With a number of development projects / programmes like education, cultural, sports ,mini-library, agriculture, health awareness, pisciculture, animal husbandry, etc. already running, and with more welfare programmes being processed, the organization now stands at a turning point towards the goal of real welfare and rehabilitation for them.