Yogi govt to present state-level awards on Int’l Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3

Awards will be given in recognition of the skills/contributions of the differently-abled as well as individuals and institutions engaged in their empowerment

Lucknow, June 19: The Yogi government will honour talented differently-abled achievers and also those individuals and institutions rendering yeoman service to them, on December 3, on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has invited applications for the state-level awards to be presented on December 3. The deadline for receiving applications is July 15.

It is worth mentioning that State level awards are presented on the occasion of ‘World Disability Day’ on December 3, every year to the skilled persons with Disabilities/Self-employed PwDs, Service of PwD and Excellent Placement Officers, Persons/Institutions who have done excellent work for the Empowerment of PwDs.

Organized in 12 categories, these awards are governed by the State Level Award Rules-2017, established by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

State Minister (Independent Charge) for Backward Class Welfare and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Narendra Kashyap, stated that applications are being invited for these awards as per the rules, with extensive publicity.

Interested individuals or institutions can apply using the prescribed format by July 15, through the District Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Officer of their respective district. He urged all eligible candidates and institutions engaged in outstanding work in the disability sector to apply promptly, ensuring their contributions are duly recognized.

Awards are given in the following categories

According to the State Level Award Rules-2017, the categories for awards are as follows:

1. State Level Award for Skilled Divyang Employee/Self Employed Divyangjan
2. State Level Award for Best Employer and Best Placement Officer or Agency for Divyangjan
3. State Level Award for Best Person and Best Institution working for Divyangjan
4. State Level Award for Inspirational Source
5. State Level Award for Best New Research or Product Development for Improving the Life of Divyangjan
6. State Level Award for Best Work for Creating Barrier-Free Environment for Divyangjan
7. State Level Award for Best District Providing Rehabilitation Services to Divyangjan
8. State Level Award for Best Creative Divyang Adult Person and Best Boy/Girl
9. State Level Award for Best Braille Press
10. State Level Award for Best Website Friendly for Divyangjan
11. State Level Award for Best Divyang Sportsperson
12. State Level Award for Officer/Employee Working for Empowerment of Divyangjan

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