ABOUT MAHAROGI SEWA SAMITI, WARORA
Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora (MSS), founded in 1949 by Murlidhar Devidas Amte (popularly known as Baba Amte), is a nonprofit organisation based in Chandrapur District of Maharashtra State in India. MSS has been relentlessly working towards the betterment of stigmatized and marginalized people in society such as those affected with leprosy, the hearing and speech impaired, visually challenged, orthopedically challenged and socially and the economically backward rural and tribal populace. MSS headquarters at Anandwan, a cooperative village located in the drylands of eastern part of Maharashtra State, which practices sustainable rural development and community living.
MSS' core belief has always been to give marginalized individuals a 'chance' and not just 'charity' by enabling them to engage in economically productive activities thereby helping them regain their lost sense of dignity.
In the last 6 decades, MSS has grown to become an internationally renowned institution in the field of social work. It houses the largest community of leprosy afflicted and people with other disabilities in India, perhaps in the world. It has become a focal point from where the quintessence of new paradigms of social work and developmental activities is spreading far and wide.
The work of MSS has been recognized and honoured on national and international platforms by distinguished institutions like Government of India, United Nations, World Economic Forum, Ramon Magsaysay Foundation and Templeton Foundation.