National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs)
The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu lighting the lamp at an event to present the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in New Delhi on December 03, 2018. These National Awards were conferred on Individuals, Institutions, Organisations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs). Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale, Vijay Sampla, Krishan Pal and the Secretary, DEPwD, Shakuntala Doley Gamlin are also seen.

Telangana, Rajasthan, Lemon Tree Hotels, Montfort Centre for Education conferred National awards for Outstanding Work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December 2018, the Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu conferred the National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(PwDs) at a function in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment  Thawarchand Gehlot, Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar, Ramdas Athawale,  Vijay Sampla, Secretary DEPwD Shakuntala D. Gamlin and various dignitaries also graced the occasion. A total of 56 individuals and 16 institutions were awarded on the occasion.

Addressing on the occasion, the Vice President said that the award presentation programme is a very pious and meaning programme. India is known for its philosophy of “Care and Share”. It is our duty to take care of our physically disabled brothers and sisters. Skill development of Divyangjans is very necessary and useful. He said that the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is doing a very commendable job. He opined that the awardees serve as the role model to others. Divyangjans need Empathy and not Sympathy. He said that there is a hidden talent in every disabled person that needs to be harnessed. He congratulated all award winners.

In his address Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the people’s participation is very necessary in the overall upliftment of Divyangjans. During past four years, the Government of India has taken several new initiatives for the Divyangjans. Six Guiness Book of World Records have been created by Divyangjans. More than 7500 camps have been organized and more than twelve lakhs of Divyangjans have been benefitted. Reservation for Divyangjans in Government services have been increased from 3% to 4%. Divyangjans have performed exceedingly well in Para-Olympics games.

For National Awards 2018, an advertisement inviting applications from persons belonging to all the 21 specified disabilities was published in the leading newspapers on 17th July, 2018.  In all, 1221 applications were received till last date of receipt of applications. These applications were scrutinized as per the parameters prescribed in the Guidelines by four Screening Committees constituted for this purpose. The National Selection Committee in its meeting held on 1st November, 2018 considered the applications shortlisted by the Screening Committees and recommended 72 Awards in 14 categories of National Awards.

Till 2017, the Award Scheme was governed under the National Awards Rules, 2013 which provided 7 categories of disabilities as per the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.  However, with the coming into force of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 w.e.f. 19th April 2017, the number of specified disabilities increased from 7 to 21 under the new Law. Accordingly, all the 21 disabilities have been included under the National Award Guidelines which have been notified in the Extra-ordinary Gazette of India dated 2nd August, 2018.

CATEGORY-WISE LIST OF NATIONAL WINNERS- 2018

1. BEST EMPLOYEE/SELF EMPLOYED WITH DISABILITIES

i) Locomotor Disability (Locomotor Disability, Muscular Disability, Dwarfism, Acid Attack Victims, Leprosy Cured, Cerebral Palsy)

a) Pooja  Agarwal

b) Inderjit  Nandan

c) Jyoti  Amrutlal Shah

d) Suresh Chandra Shantilal Lalan

e) Pramod Kumar Singh

f)  S. Thangavel

ii) Visual Impairment (Blindness Low Vision)

a)  Mona Goel

b)  Pratik Rajiv Jindal

c)  Bhupendra Tripathi

iii) Hearing Impairment (Deaf, Hard of Hearing)

a) Oli Mishra

b) Rinku Mathews

c) Deepak Bahadur

d) Ashish Madhukar Patil

e) Sudershan Kumar

iv) Intellectual Disability (Earlier Known as Mental Retardation)

a) Shivani Gupta

b) Harish Vij

c) Bharat S

v) Disability caused due to Blood Disorder (Hemophilia, Thalassemia, Sickle Cell Disease)

  1. Sh. Jitendra Sharma

 vi)  Multiple Disabilities (involving any two or more of the above broad categories of disabilities)

a)   R Suganya

b)  M. Karthikeyan

II.AWARD FOR BEST EMPLOYERS AND PLACEMENT OFFICER/ AGENCY

Best Employer

  1. Radhambika S.

Best Placement Officer/ Agency

  1. NAB Employment Department
  2. R. Hari, Lemon Tree Hotels

III. BEST INDIVIDUAL & INSTITUTION

Best Individual

  1. Manjula Kalyan
  2. Carmo deBritto Noronoha
  3. Yogesh Dube

Best Institution

  1. Abhoy Misson
  2. Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan
  3. Montfort Centre for Education

IV. ROLE MODEL

  1. Locomotor Disability (Locomotor Disability, Muscular Disability, Dwarfism, Acid  Attack Victims, Leprosy Cured, Cerebral Palsy)
  1. R. Dhanya
  2. Ekta Bhyan
  3. Vishwas K.S.
  4. Lalit Kumar
  1. Visual Impairment (Blindness Low Vision)
  1. Madhu Singhal
  2. Kiran Kumari
  3. CA Bhushan Nandkishore Toshniwal
  4. Kartik Sawhney
  5. Manvendra Singh Patwal

iii)    Hearing Impairment (Deaf, Hard of Hearing)

  1.  Nishtha Dudeja
  2. Mohit Kumar Paswan
  1. Developmental Disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disability)
  1. Rushali Jena
  2. Akshya N Bhatnagar

iv)  Intellectual Disability (Earlier Known as Mental Retardation)

  1. Anindita Dutta
  2. Kaushik Banerjee

v)       Chronic Neurological Conditions (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease)

  1. Ashish Chopra

 

vii) Multiple Disabilities  (Multiple Disabilities involving any two or more of the above 8 broad categories)

a)  R. Sriram Srinivas

b)  Devender Pal Singh

V. BEST APPLIED RESEARCH/ INNOVATION/ PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AIMED AT IMPROVING THE LIFE OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

a)  Ravi Poovaiah

b)  Amit Laddi

c)   Subrata Kumar Haldar

VI. OUTSTANDING WORK IN THE CREATION OF BARRIER-FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

  1. District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh
  2. Municipal Corporation, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
  3. Municipal Council, Nagda, Madhya Pradesh
  4. IBM Karnataka

VII.  BEST DISTRICT IN PROVIDING REHABILITATION SERVICE

  1. Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu
  2. Lucknow District, Uttar Pradesh

VIII.   BEST STATE CHANNELISING AGENCY OF NATIONAL HANDICAPPED FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

  1. Kerala State Handicapped Persons Welfare Corporation

IX.   OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ADULT PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

   a)    Mayanlambam Sumati, Manipur

    b)    Chhatrpal (J.P. Saraf) J&K

X.   BEST CREATIVE CHILD WITH DISABILITIES

  1. Prerna
  2. Urjaswati Roy
  3. Parth Sanghi
  4. Master Swayam Vilas Patil, Maharashtra

XI. BEST BRAILLE PRESS

  1. Rajkiya Braille Press, Nishatganj, Lucknow

XII.    BEST ACCESSIBLE WEBSITE

  1. Pimpri Chinchwad  Municipal Corporation, Pune, Maharashtra.
  2. Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune.

XIII. (i) BEST STATE IN PROMOTING EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

  1. State of Telangana

ii) BEST STATE IN IMPLEMENTATION OF ACCESSIBLE INDIA CAMPAIGN

a) State of Rajasthan

XIV.    BEST SPORTS PERSON WITH DISABILITY

  1. Kanchanmala D Pande
  2. Sonali Dharmender Thakkar
  3. Prakash Jayaramaiah
  4. Virender Singh

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