3 Key Awards
1. Helen Keller awards for firms, differently-abled achievers
The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) in collaboration with Mindtree announced the winners of the eighteenth edition of the Helen Keller Awards. The annual awards honour the differently-abled individuals who have overcome their disability and set an example for others from the community. The awards also recognise individuals and corporates working to ensure equality of opportunity in terms of employment and workplace rights, for the differently abled.The award winners in the ‘Role Model (Disabled Persons)’ category this year are: Dr. Charudatta Jadhav, Devanshi Joshi, Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan and Pradip Sinha.
S.V Krishnan, CEO, Dialogue in the Dark and Swaminathan Subramanian, Manager, Payments and Operations, ANZ Bengaluru Service Centre bagged awards under the ‘Role Model Supporters of Increased Employment Opportunities for Disabled People’ category.
The award winners in the ‘Role Model Companies/NGOs/Institutions’ were Barrier Break Solutions Private Limited, Hatti Food and Beverages Private Limited, The Lemon Tree Hotel Company and Vindhya e Infomedia Private Limited.
2. Pt. Ramnarayan Sharma awarded National Ayurved Award
Pt Ramnarayan Sharma was awarded National Ayurved Award for the years 2008-2014. The Pt Ramnarayan Sharma National Award was instituted by the Ramnarayan Vaidya Ayurved Research Trust in 1982. It honours an eminent Ayurvedic scholar every year. The Award consists of a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh, a silver idol of Lord Dhanwantari and a citation.
3. Akula Rohith awarded Best Sportsperson National Award in mentally retarded and autism children category
Akula Rohith has received the prestigious the Best Sportsperson National Award in mentally retarded and autism children category. He was trained in playing floor ball, basket ball and cycling events and performed well in several state, national and international level events.