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President Mukherjee to confer Divyangjan awards tomorrow

Updated: Dec 02, 2016 08:18 IST      
President Mukherjee to confer Divyangjan awards tomorrow

New Delhi [India], Dec.2 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will present the "National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), 2016" on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3 at a function organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities ( Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot and various dignitaries from the Central Government Ministries will also grace the occasion.

A total number of 78 individuals and institutions will be awarded on the occasion.

Every year, since the year 1992, on the occasion the ministry confers National Awards on Individual, Institutions, Organisation, State and District for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities are given under below 14 (fourteen) categories -

Best Employees/ Self Employed with disabilities; Best Employers (b) Best Placement officer or Agency; Best Individual and Best institution working for the Cause of Persons with Disabilities; Role Model; Best Applied Research or Innovation or Product Development aimed at improving the life of persons with Disabilities; Outstanding work in the creation of Barrier-free Environment for the Persons with Disabilities; Best District in Providing Rehabilitation Services; Best State Channelizing Agency of National Handicapped Federation Development Corporation; Outstanding Creative Adult Persons with Disabilities; Best Creative Child with Disabilities; Best Braille Press; Best "Accessible" Website; Best State in promoting empowerment of persons with Disabilities; and Best spots persons with disability. (ANI)

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Updated: May 23, 2017 19:30 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 18:08 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 17:54 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 16:49 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 16:15 IST     

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Updated: May 23, 2017 16:12 IST     

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