Power House of DAMIEENS

(Developmental Activities through Medical Initiatives  Educational  Economic Endeavor for a New Society)

Diravianagar comprises Damien Leprosy Control Centre, its sister institutions like Madona Girls Town (Home for abanded Children), and Retreat cum animation centre.  This small village, in short, is a complex of institutions involved in a variety of programmes and activities extended to various rural areas covering 288 villages in four development blocks:  Nilakottai and Batlagundu in Dindigul District, Usilampatty and Chellampatty in Madurai District. And for Eye Care  project five districtsDindigul, Madurai, Sivagangai, Ramnad and Theni.


1Leprosy Control Programme02.07.1969
2Leprosy Rehabilitation Programmes02.07.1977
3Sophia Hospital (For general illness)15.10.1979
4Urban Leprosy Elimination Programme01.04.2004  Closed on 31.07.2007
5Damien Polio Surgical Centre15.12.1991  – Closed on 13.08.2003
6Damien Tuberculosis Control Centre14.02.1992
7Liliane School for the Physically Handicapped05.06.1992  – Closed on 31.05.2004
8Liliane School for Mentally Retarded02.07.1993
9Damien Eye-Care Centre27.02.1995
10Iniya Uthayam – Home for Street Children02.07.1999  – Closed on 07.05.2004
11ICTC HIV/AIDS18.12.2004  – Closed on 04.06.2008
12A Home, Vocational Training and  a small production center for Mentally Retarded Girls above the age of 14 at Iniya Udhayam02.02.2007
13Damien Bal Gurukul Study Centre at Silukkuvarpatty – Indian Development Foundation , Mumbai.June 2007
15Vazhikattum Thittam01.11.2012 Closed on 27.02.2013
16Vitamin Angels27.05.2013
17Govt. aided and Recognized Home for the Mentally Retarded Girls –  Iniya Udayam.