Chairman of The Nippon Foundation met PM of India
New Delhi: Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today. Mr. Sasakawa, who is Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, had initiated in 2005, the establishment of the National Forum of People Affected by Leprosy in India, a nationwide network of leprosy colonies.
Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation (SILF) is a charitable institution dedicated to the task of mainstreaming leprosy affected and cured people through economic and social empowerment.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed deep appreciation for Mr. Sasakawa`s personal commitment to the cause of eradication of leprosy, both in India and across the world.
His Excellency Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, paid his first …