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Ability Foundation in association with CavinKare, has instituted the CavinKare Ability Awards. The award aims to recognise disabled people who have achieved excellence in any field or have rendered exemplary service. The CavinKare Ability Awards include three awards given annually to salute personal triumphs and the extraordinary spirit of achievement.
CavinKare Ability Award For Eminence
This is a single award comprising a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rupees 1,00,000. It is awarded to a pathfinder, a person who has been of service to others. The category recognises exemplary achievement and service of disabled people.
CavinKare Ability Mastery Awards
There are two awards in this category, comprising a citation, a memento and a cash prize of Rupees 50, 000. These awards recognise disabled persons who have set a high standard and gone on to achieve it. They have been a source of inspiration to others, although they have not necessarily been directly involved in service to others.
Winners of CavinKare Ability Awards 2003
CavinKare Ability Award for Eminence
Naseema Mohammed Amin Hurzuk, Kohlapur, in recognition of her contribution to the disabled community. A wheelchair user since the age 16, she has rehabilitated over 8,000 disabled children through various avenues that include a medical aid centre, vocational training centre, an integrated school, hostel and co-operative credit society.
2. CavinKare Ability Mastery Award
Buse Gowda, Bangalore, for his mastery in classical dance. It is rare for a visually impaired person to excel in a visual art form. He has done this and has set the standard for others to follow. He is now part of a dance troupe called Natyanjalli and has over a thousand dance performances, world over, to his credit.
Pradeep Singha, Mumbai – a trained masseuse and an editor at the Braille Press. Pradeep cannot hear, speak or see, but has succeeded in several areas. He works at a Braille press, is proficient with computers, is also a trained masseuse and also trains other disabled persons at the press.
CavinKare, a leading name in consumer products and Ability
Foundation, in association with the Indian Express Group, invite nominations
for the 3rd CavinKare Ability Awards for achievers with disability.
The screening process includes scrutiny and short list on the basis of nomination details. Site visits and reference checks by regional representatives will then further short-list the nominees. Finally, an eminent jury will select the awardees.
The format of the nomination form can be downloaded from the website: www.abilityfoundation.org
The nominations should be mailed to:
CavinKare Ability Awrads 2004-2005
c/o Ability Foundation
28 (old no 75), Second Cross Road
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600 020