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President Murmu to confer national awards for work towards empowering persons with disabilities

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu will confer the annual national awards for outstanding work towards empowerment of persons with disabilities on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday.

“The awards will be handed over to individuals, institutions, organisations and state/district, etc., for their outstanding achievements and work towards the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities,” the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said in a statement.

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment confers National Awards every year.

For the year 2022, a total of 1,210 applications were received for the award and the selection process consisted of examination of documents and records submitted by the applicants. These applications were screened and shortlisted by the Screening Committees constituted by the Department, it said.

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar will preside over the function, while Union Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Ramdas Athawale, A. Narayanaswamy and Ms. Pratima Bhoumik will also grace the occasion.

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