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Jammu14 visionaries honoured at NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2023

14 visionaries honoured at NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2023

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Tawi: Fourteen exceptional innovators have been honoured with the prestigious 14th NCPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Awards. The Awards are given to innovators who work to break barriers for the disabled and create an inclusive society for the past 13 years. These awards acknowledge efforts of individuals and organisations dedicated to fostering accessibility and inclusivity in through their innovative designs and inclusive projects. Complementing the endeavour of NCPEDP and Mphasis towards building an inclusive and sustainable future for persons with disability through the institution of Universal Design Awards, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation & Steel, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, during his video address, said, “As India advances towards becoming the world's third-largest by 2030, involving its entire 1.4 billion population is crucial for development. In this journey from today's status as the fifth-largest economy, the participation of differently-abled individuals is equally vital in achieving our ultimate goal of success.”

Arman Ali, the Executive Director of the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), articulated the mission behind these prestigious awards, stating, “In a world where one billion people need assistive products, but only one in ten have access, the Universal Design Awards 2023 remind us of our duty to bridge this gap. While giving away the Awards, Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Government of India complimented the awardees for doing incredible work in promoting the accessibility and supporting the role of assistive technology for creating a conducive ecosystem for persons with disability.

Srikanth Karra, CHRO of Mphasis, commended the awardees, emphasizing, “The Universal Design Awards has achieved remarkable success in fulfilling its core mission, which is to celebrate innovators dedicated to advancing inclusive designs and deepening the understanding of accessibility and inclusive design principles. At Mphasis, we hold a steadfast belief that accessibility should serve as a foundational pillar in every project and endeavour. In partnership with NCPEDP, we are unwavering in our commitment to champion the cause of accessibility and lead the charge in fostering positive transformation to create a more inclusive and accessible world for all. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the recipients of the 14th Universal Design Awards throughout India, whose dedication to promoting inclusivity and accessibility within our society is truly extraordinary.”

 

 

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