Himachal invites entries for disability awards



    Shimla: Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies (SDRS), Himachal Pradesh Chapter has invited entries for “Mahatma Gandhi Awards for Empowering the Disabled.” The Awards have been instituted this year to commemorate the centenary year of Satyagrah and as a humble tribute to the Father of the Nation.

    Ajai Srivastava, Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Chapter of SDRS, informed that there are two categories for the awards. In the first category one social activist or NGO will be awarded for outstanding contribution in the field of disability and rehabilitation. The second category is for journalists and media persons. One journalist or media person will be conferred with the award for his/her outstanding contribution in creating awareness about disability and rehabilitation through media coverage.

    Each award carries a cash reward of Rs 11,000 along with a citation. Social activists, NGOs, journalists and media persons working in Himachal Pradesh only will be eligible for the awards. A jury consisting of eminent social activists and journalists will select the awardees. The decision of the jury will be final and binding.

    Entries with full details and supported documents/ press clipping must reach at the following address latest by 20th April, 2007: Mr. Ajai Srivastava, Chairman, S.D.R.S. – H.P.Chapter, # 3, Himalaya Apartment, Kasumpti, (Near Goldy General Store) Shimla-171009. (Mob.-94184 88595).

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