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President to confer National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)-2023

Newdelhi:2/12/23:The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu will be the Chief Guest on the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ to be organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment on 3rd December 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. President Smt. Droupadi Murmu will confer prestigious National Awards to outstanding Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) and Individuals/organizations, who are working for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar will preside over the function, while Union Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale, Shri A. Narayanaswamy and Ms. Pratima Bhoumik will also grace the occasion.

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities i.e. 3rd December, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment confers National Awards on Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, State/District etc for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities every year.

National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities for the year 2023, are being given under following categories:-

I           National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities-2023 Individual Excellence

1) Sarvshrestha Divyangjan

2) Shrestha Divyangjan

(A) Locomotor Disability- (Locomotor, Muscular Disability. Dwarfism, Acid Attack VictiSushri, Leprosy Cured, Cerebral Palsy)

(B) Visual Impairment – (Blindness, Low Vision)

(C) Hearing Impairment (Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Speech and language disability.

(D) Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation, Mental Behavior, Specific Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder)

(E) Any specified disability except the disabilities mentioned from Sr. (a) to (d) above.

3) Shrestha Divyang Bal/Balika

4) Sarvshrestha Vyakti – Divyangjano Ke Sashaktikaran Ke Liye Karyarath

5) Sarvshrestha Punarvas Peshevar (Rehabilitation Professional/ worker) – Divyangatha  Ke Kheshtra Mein Karyarath

II.  National Award for Institutions Engaged in Empowering Persons with Disabilities-2023

a. Divyang Sashaktikaran Hetu Sarvshrestha Sansthan (Private organization, NGO)

b. Divyangao Ke Liye Sarvshrestha Niyoktha – (Govt. organisation/ PSEs/Autonomous bodies /Pvt. Sector)

c. Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan KeKaryanvayan/Badhamukta Vatavaran Ke Srijan Mein Sarvshrestha Rajya/UT/Zila

d. Sarvshrestha Sugamya Yatayat ke Sadhan/Soochana Ewam Sanchar Prodyogiki (Govt./Private organization)

e. Divyangjano Ke Adhikar Adhiniyam/UDID Evam Divyang Sashktikaran ki Anya Yojanaon ke Karyanvayan Mein Sarvshrestha Rajya/UT/Zila

f. Divyangjano Ke Adhikar Adhiniyam, 2016 Ke Apne Rajya Mein Karyanvayan Mein Sarvshrestha Rajya Divayngjan Aayukta

g. Punarvaas Peshewaron Ke Vikas Mein Sanlagn Sarvshrestha  Sangathan

NationalAwards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), 2023

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