Those from the city continue to dominate the 18th Helen Keller Awards 2017 with five Bengaluru-based individuals and organisations being honoured for their work towards empowerment of the differently-abled.
A total of 10 people, NGO or companies will be awarded at the NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017 to be held on December 2 in New Delhi.
In the category of ‘Role model disabled person’, Nirmita Narasimhan, policy director, Centre For Internet and Society, and Pradip Sinha, executive at Dell-EMC, will be awarded. Swaminathan Subramanian, manager at ANZ Bengaluru Service Centre, will be awarded for being a ‘Role model supporter of increased employment opportunities for disabled persons’. Bengaluru-based Hatti Food and Beverages Pvt. Ltd., and Vindhya e Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. were chosen as ‘role model companies’ for promoting equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Helen Keller awards were started in 1999 by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) with the aim of encouraging and increasing the participation of the disabled in the formal workforce.