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Helen Keller awards presented

DNIS News Network - The 6th NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awards were presented in New Delhi.

Picture of Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, presenting the award to Antony Samy.

At a pre-World Disability Day event, on December 2, the 6th NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awards were presented to 10 individuals and three organisations, by Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, in New Delhi.

The winners in the category ‘Disabled persons within disability sector’ are:

The winners in the category ‘Disabled persons outside the disability sector’ are:

The winners in the category ‘Non-disabled persons within disability sector’ are:

The winner in the category ‘Non-disabled persons outside the disability sector’ is:

The companies/organisations which have been awarded are:

For the first time in the six years since the inception of the Awards, joint recipients have been announced for one of the awards. The ever-increasing number of nominations – this year 135 were received – clearly indicates the increasingly difficult job of choosing winners from a growing pool of people committed to changing the lives of people with disabilities.

This year’s winners were declared after intense deliberations by the Selection Committee, whose members were: Arun Seth, Managing Director, India & SAARC of British Telecom (Worldwide) Ltd; Kevan Moll, Country Director, VSO India; Sarabjeet Singh, Member, Principal Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal; and Dr. Shailaja Sharma, Manager External Affairs/Corporate Identity, Shell India. Subodh Bhargava, Executive Trustee, NCPEDP, presided as the Chairperson.

(For details of NCPEDP's World Disability Day celebrations, see feature 'Celebrating art and ability'.)