Wednesday, January 11, 2012

National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011 = CONGRATS TO RECIPIENTS = WISH THEM ALL GLORY

National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011

What is common for Beethovan, Hellen Keller, Stephen Hawking, President Roosevelt, and Sudha Chandran?
Most readers know. All these are physically challenged persons. Beethovan was deaf but went on to become the most famous composer of music during his times and remains so in our hearts even today.
Helen Keller was herself blind, deaf and mute – but devoted her life for persons with disabilities.
Stephen Hawking is a physicist cum mathematician who has Lou Gehrigs Disease and lives on a wheelchair. He needs a computer to speak. But, he has written some of the most fantastic science works.
President Roosevelt had legs paralyzed by Polio at age 39 – but became Governor of New York and later US President for a record four times.
What can you do with an amputated leg? You can dance  beautifully – by putting on a specially made Jaipur Foot. That is the brave Sudha Chandran from India.
These people have proved that it is not always that man proposes and God disposes. In respect of the courageous - God proposes but man disposes in an altogether, unpredictable direction – with glory crowning their heads.
We can see that God is really quite happy with their achievements. God encourages them and eggs them to do more, achieve more – and show that God is on the side of the brave and the hard working – not on the side of the lazy and the frightened.
It is in this context that one has to view the annual awards given to the disadvantaged and disabled persons on 3rd, December,2011, at the function organized by the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (Disability Division). There are obviously many others who may be just as deserving – but have not come to public notice. I salute all these brave persons – and draw  inspiration from them – for the rest of my life.

List of Recipients of National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2011
Best Employees/Self-Employed with Disabilies
National Award (Employee)
Dr. Purnima Kelkar,
C/o, Shri Suresh Dubey, New Bus Stand Khairagarh, Chhatisgarh.
Ph. No – 90981 – 28397, 28395.
Additional Award (Employee)
Shri B. Ram Kumar,
Old No. 2/4, New No. 5/4
Rams Flat, Postal Colony,
3rd Street, West Mambalam,
Chennai – 600033.
Ph. No – 9841575741, 044 – 28251663.
Low Vision
Additional Award (Employee)
Shri Baviskar Ashok Buta,
Z.P. Quarters No. N-5,
Panchaki Road,
Opp. Ghati Gate,
Aurangabad – 431001, Maharashtra.
Ph. No – 0240 – 2348479,
0240 – 2350744.
Leprosy Cured
National Award (Employee)
Shri G. Ramamurthy,
No. 8, 1st Street,
Chennai – 600 049,
Hearing Impairment
National Award (Employee)
Mrs. Malaya Singh,
A-1, Ashwin Park,
Sushen Tarsali Road,
Vadodara – 390 010
Ph. No. – 91 – 44 – 23715105, 9444433561.

Additional Award (Employee)
Mrs. Ashwini Dhananjay Sarwate,
No – 264, Ashok Kusum Nilaya, Dharampeth Extension,
Shivaji Nagar,
Nagpur – 440010 (M.S.).
Ph. No – 0712 – 2528326, 2560974
Locomotor Disability
National Award (Employee)
Ms. Eshu Sharma,
FA – 357, Mansarover Garden,
New Delhi.
Ph. No – 65455446, 9818002823.
Additional Award (Employee)
Shri Varun Jain,
33, Jain Sadan Jeevani Mai Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
Mental Retardation
National Award (Employee)
Shri Abdul Rafiq Pasha,
Plot No – B – 58, B.K. Enclave, Miyapur, R.R. District,
Hyderabad, A.P.
Ph. No – 040 – 23713612.
Additional Award (Employee)
Ms. M. Bharati,
H. No – 12-1944/1,
Flat No – 204, Vijaya Sowdha Apartment, Mallepally,
Hyderabad, A.P.
Ph. No – 9849048176/ 9440185177.
Multiple Disabilities
National Award (Employee)
Shri S. Mahadeven,
New No – 8 (Old No – 34), Arimuthu Achari Street,
Triplicane, Kovalam,
Chennai – 600 005 (Tamilnadu)
Ph No. – 044 – 28444774, 2742113.
Best Employer and Placement Officer/Agency
Best Employer
National Award (Employer)
Lemon Tree Hotels Pvt. Ltd.,
201, Okhla Industrial Estate,
Phase – III,
New Delhi – 110020.
Ph. No - +91 11 46050101, 41652666.

Additional Award (Employer)
ITC Limited Hotels Division,
Hotels Division Headquarters,
ITC Green Centre,
Plot Number 10,
Institutional Area, Sector-32, Gurgaon, Haryana-122001.
Ph. No - 0124-4171046.
Additional Award (Employer)
Bharat Electronics Ltd.,
Jalahalli Post Office,
Bangalore – 560013.
Ph. No - 080 – 28382626.
Additional Award (Employer)
Fancy Rehabilitation Trust,
Near B.D.D. Chawl No.9,
Sewri Road, Sewri (West),
Ph No. - 022-24165169.
Best Placement Officer/Agency
National Award
Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped,
116, Lazar Koil Street, Duprayapet,
Puducherry – 605001
Tele Fax No – (0413)
Additional Award
District Differently Abled
Welfare Society,
District Differently Abled
Welfare Office,
1/1 Block 1 Ward J,
District Court Complex,
Contonment, Trichy – 620001.
Ph . No – 0431 – 2412590,
Fax No - 0431 – 2412590.
Best Individual and Institution Working for the Cause of Persons with Disabilities
Best Individual
National Award
Dr. Brahm Dutt,
598, Sector - 21A
Ph. No - 0129-4042184, 9312833618, 9968261598

Additional Award
Shri Laljibhai M Prajapati,
Viklang Vidhya Vihar, Opp. Kachchh Dairy, Madhapar, Taluka:Bhuj,
District: Kachchh,
Ph No - 02832-242989.
Additional Award
Shri Mukesh Mehendra Kumar Doshi,
B/303-304, Rameshwar Tower,
Next to Gokhle School,
Shimpoli Road, Borivali (West) Mumbai-400092.
Ph. No - 022-28995246 , 9820180323
Additional Award
Shri Prabin Gogoi,
Mazagaon Bamun Chuburi,
P.O- Nikamul, Tezpur, Assam.
E-mail –
Additional Award
Mrs. Lata Shashikant Nayak,
A/203, Dhanalaxmi Vidya Niketan Marg, Goregaon (W) Mumbai – 400062.
Ph No. - 9322102980
Best Institution
National Award
Shri Shah K.L. Institute for the Deaf-Trust,
51, Vidyanagar, Bhavnagar – 364002, Gujarat.
Ph No - (0278) 2429326,
Additional Award (Service Institution)
Karnataka Parents,
Association For Mentally
Retarded Citizens (KPAMRC)
18, Byrasandra Main Road, Jayanagar 1st Block East,
Bangalore – 560011
Ph No – 9180-2441289,
Fax No – 22444234.
Additional Award (Service Institution)
Action for Autism,
Pocket 7& 8 Jasola Vihar, New Delhi – 110025.
Ph No – 40540991, 40540992
Fax No - 40540994.

Additional Award (Service Institution)
CHASS (Changanacherry Social Service Society)
Changanacherry Social Service Society, P.B. No – 20, Changanacherry – 686101, Kottayam (Distt.), Kerala.
E-mail –
Additional Award (Training Institution)
Society for Mental Health
Care, Anandaniketan
Vill. & P. O – Khajurdihi,
Distt – Burdwan – 713150,
West Bengal.
Ph No – 03453 – 255971 & 255262.
Additional Award (Training Institution)
Pondicherry University,
Registrar, Pondicherry University,
Puducherry – 605014.
Ph No - 0413-2655179.
Role Model
National Award
Dr. Kanchan Gaba,
Shanti Bhawan, 48/4B, B.T. Road, Flat No – 503B, Kolkata – 700050,
West Bengal.
Ph No – 9831042144
National Award
Shri Dhanajay Ramesh Bhole,
Flat No.305, B Wing, Karan Jaymala Residency,
Old Sangavi,
Pune 411007
Ph No - 9271725000, 9850123212.
National Award
Shri Gaurav Muchhal,
21, Saubhgya Building,
1/1 New palasia, Near Janjeerawala Chauraha,
Indore – 452001
Ph No - 0731-2434524
National Award
Ms. Malini Chib,
Flat No.2, Block No.4, Bradys Flats, Sorab Bharucha Road, Colaba, Mumbai-400005. Maharashtra
National Award
Mr. Rijay Jeyaseelan,
No. 25 Baby Nagar, 1st Cross Street, 2nd Main Road, Velacherry,
Chennai – 600042.
Ph No – 044-22434323, 09884565688

Best Applied Research/ Innovation/Product Development Aimed at Improving the life of Persons with Disabilities
Best Applied Research/Technological Innovation
National Award
Shri Biju Varghese,
Purayadathil House, Venkurinji, Mukkoottuthara, Kottayam (Via), Kerala – 686 510.
Ph. No. – 9447359094,
482 8255045.
Outstanding Work in the Creation of Barrier-Free Environment for the Persons with Disabilities
National Award (Government Sector)
Chittoor District Office of the Dept. for Welfare of Disabled & Sr. Citizen, Ground Floor, Ambedkar Bhawan,
Collectorate Campus,
Reddiguta, Chittoor – 517002 A.P.
Ph. No. – 08572 242253, 090000 13617.
National Award (Private Sector)
IBM India Private Limited,
12, Subramanya Arcade 1, Bannerghatta Road,
Bengaluru- 560029.
Ph. No. – 9632700733.
Best District in Providing Rehabilitation Service
National Award
Ganjam District, Oddisha.
Best State Channelizing Agency of National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation
National Award
J&K State Women’s Development Corporation,
(i) Jammu: - Hall No.6-B, 2nd Floor, Aquaf Complex, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Tel: Jammu: 0191-2430321, 2439370,
(ii) Srinagar: - Block-A
1st floor, Old Secretariat, Srinagar.
Tel: Srinagar: - 0194-2450432, 2458013
Award for the Outstanding Creative Adult Persons with Disabilities
National Award (Male)
Shri Ratumoni Das,
R.S. Road,
PO- Tezpur – 784001,
Dist. Sonitpur (Assam).
Ph. No. – 9864182154.

National Award (Female)
Kumari Aishwarya,
No – 25, Jain College,
Staff Colony, Nanganallur, Chennai – 600061
Ph. No. - 044 – 22244778.
National Award (Female)
Ms. Rashmi Rekha Sahu,
QR No. A/89, Sec – 17, Rourkela – A – 3,
Distt – Sundergarh,
State – Oddisha – 769003.
Ph. No. – 9861241108.
Award for the Best Creative Child with Disabilities
National Award (Male Child)
Master V. Lokesh,
88/96 East Vanniyar Street,
West K.K. Nagar,
Chennai – 78.
Ph. No. – 9841263356.
National Award (Female Child)
Ms. Nagarani,
H.No – 8-94, Bingi Doddi
Village, Leeja Mandal, Distt., Mahbubnagar,
Andhra Pradesh.
Ph. No. – 9949147387
Best Accessible Website
National Award (Public Sector/ Autonomous/Local Bodies)
National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD),
East Coast Road, Muttukadu, Kovalam (PO),
Ph. No. - 044-27472113, 27472046
Fax No. - 044-27472389.
National Award (Private/ Non Governmental Organizations)
Voice Vision,
103/104, Synthofine Estate,
A Wing, Off Aarey Road, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai – 400 063.
Ph. No. - +91 22 40400000,
Fax No. - +91 22 40400123,
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