National Award For The Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities 2013

“National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2013” is to be presented to 44 individuals/organizations in 14 different categories this year (2013). The awards are conferred annually by the President on the ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ which falls on December 3.

                                                        National Award For The Empowerment


  • Awards for the Best State in promoting empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and Best Sportsperson with Disabilities have been introduced from this year.
  • As per 2001 Census report around 22 million (2.13% of the total population) people in India are disabled

International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

  • Its observed across the world on December 3rd every year.
  • As per United Nations, Over a billion people (almost 15 per cent of the world’s population) live with some form of disability.
  • The day aims to promote awareness and understanding of disability issues across the world attempting to mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of such persons.
  • The theme for the day, earlier known as “International Day of Disabled Persons”, this year (2013) is “Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”.

Disability-a Curse:

  • Disabled people suffer physical, social, economic and attitudinal injustices all over the world excluding them from taking full and effective part in society as equal members.

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