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Resource id #4 Mukul Wasnik gives away the 3rd NCPEDP-MphasiS Universal Design Awards - Volume 9 Issue 11: Disability News and Information Service for India

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Volume 9 Issue 11 - August 15, 2012

Mukul Wasnik gives away the 3rd NCPEDP-MphasiS Universal Design Awards

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Mukul Wasnik, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment gave away the 3rd NCPEDP-MphasiS Universal Design Awards at a simple ceremony on August 14 in New Delhi. The Award function was also the first public function for the newly appointed Secretary of the Department of Disability Affairs, Stuti Narain Kacker.

The Awardees this year were Dipendra Manocha, Abhishek Syal, Professor Prabhat Ranjan, R.R. Joshi, Professor Rachna Khare in the individual category and Indian Institute of Management (I.I.M.), Bangalore, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., National Institute of Open Schooling, Sri Vishnu Educational Society and Travel Another India in the organisational category.

Manocha, speaking on behalf of the individual Awardees said that the Awards were very special coming from a partnership known for “calling black as black and white as white”.

Wasnik also complemented National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (N.C.P.E.D.P.) for being the “only organisation in the country” that is pushing disability rights the way it does.

Also present at the occasion were Javed Abidi, Honorary Director, N.C.P.E.D.P.; Dinesh Venugopal, Executive Vice President & Head, New Ventures, MphasiS an HP Company; Shilpi Kapoor, Managing Director, BarrierBreak Technologies; and Shivani Gupta, Director, AccessAbility.

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