Lucknow / Dec 3, 2019
Union ministry of social justice and empowerment conferred the National Award of Excellence to Uttar Pradesh in the field of rehabilitation of differently-abled persons.
The awards were conferred by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu at a function in New Delhi to mark ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’.
The award was received by UP additional chief secretary Mahesh Kumar Gupta on behalf of the state government. The state has also received the award for the best state in the implementation of ‘Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan’.
Besides, the state department’s website received the award as the best portal for being disabled-friendly, while Varanasi was feted for offering the best rehabilitation services among the districts.