The NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awards have been given away for the last 11 years on 2nd December, the eve of World Disability Day to encourage individuals and organisations who have been doing exemplary work towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Enclosed are the nomination forms and a small note on the Award. The nomination forms can also be downloaded online from the DNIS website. http://www.dnis.org/helen_keller_awards.php.
Please nominate people / organisations who you feel are deserving and also circulate this information widely among your contacts.
The last date for sending the nominations is 30th September, 2010.
The story of The NCPEDP – Shell Helen Keller Awards started way back in 1999. This is the 12th year of the award. Over the years, these awards have come to be recognized as the most prestigious Indian benchmark for honouring people and organisations which have been working towards promoting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The awards are given away in 3 categories:
- Category A: Role Model Disabled Person: Disabled persons from within the disability sector and outside who have been active as ambassadors of the cause of employment for disabled people and are a positive role model for others.
- Category B: Role Model Supporter of Increased Employment Opportunities for Disabled People: Individuals from within the disability sector or outside who have contributed substantially to the cause of promoting employment opportunities for disabled people over an extended period of time.
- Category C: Role Model Companies/NGOs/Institutions: Organisations from the disability sector or outside who have shown their commitment towards promoting equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Each year a total of 10 awards are given away – 3 each in the individual category and 4 for role model companies/organisations on 2nd December, the eve of World Disability Day.
You can download the following forms:
With best regards,
Allister Mark Syiemlieh
Senior Project Coordinator
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP)
A -77, South Extension Part II
New Delhi – 110 049, India
Tel.: 91-11-26265647 / 26265648
Websites: www.ncpedp.org and www.dnis.org