Raipur: Chhattisgarh on Thursday
received three prestigious national awards from the Government of India for
remarkable works done towards the welfare and empowerment of Divyangjans.
Chhattisgarh Women and Child Development Minister Anila Bhediya
received these awards from President of India Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion
of International Day of Persons with Disabilities in a function organized at
Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today.
Social Welfare Department Secretary Reena Babasaheb Kangale,
Director P. Dayanand, Deputy Secretary Rajesh Tiwari, and Joint Director Pankaj
Verma were also present on the occasion.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel extended his
congratulations and best wishes to the winners of national awards.
The Braille Press operated in Bilaspur by Social Welfare
Department; Government of Chhattisgarh has bagged award in the “Best
Braille Press” category. The press has done remarkable work in the field
of online education in e-library under Accessible Library (Sugamya Pustakalaya)
besides preparing textbooks, literature and informative books in Braille script
for visually impaired people. Besides, Braille Ballot Papers to help visually
impaired exercise their franchise were also printed by this press.
Nava Raipur Atal Nagar Development Authority received national
award for outstanding work in creating a barrier-free environment (from roads
to buildings and public places) in Nava Raipur Atal Nagar for Divyangjans where
they can move about safely and freely.
Nukkad Tea Cafe Ventures of Samta Colony Raipur was conferred
with national award in the “Best Employers and Placement Officers and/or
Agencies” category. The venture is doing outstanding work in connecting
hearing impaired people with self-employment and creating positive environment
in the society towards Divyangjans. The customers at café are offered amazing
service by the hearing impaired staff with a smile.
Meanwhile, every year on the occasion of International Day of
Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with
Disabilities functioning under the Union Ministry of Social Justice &
Empowerment confers National Awards on individuals, institutions, states, and
districts for outstanding work done by them in the field of empowerment of