“N. S. Hema Memorial Award”, “60t year Annual Day Celebration” and “N.S. Hema Memorial Lecture” In 1959, The Association for People with Disability (APD), was founded in Bangalore. Provided better opportunities, facilities and empowering disabled people strives to become a contributing member of society and lead a better life in mainstream society. Starting with a small training and manufacturing centre for the employment of persons with disabilities, it is a great achievement that today the organization has grown to a proud to running more number of programs, residential training centres and rehabilitation centres, over the 60 years of APD has reached more than five lakh disabled people.
The organization behind this achievement is founder N.S. Hema great perseverance and contribution. Bring together people with the common vision of create a society of reconciliation making the world an inclusive and furnished a platform to identified voluntary organizations who are working in the field of disability to promoting, build confidence, cooperation and direction. Organization 60th year Celebration identified an organization contribution for the disability sector at South India and in addition to recognise through admirable giving “N. S. Hema Memorial Award”, “60th year APD Annual Day Celebration” and “N.S. Hema Memorial Lecture” on 4th of October 2019, The programme held at Vijaya Rangamandira, Balabhavana, Kabban Park, Bangalore, from 10am to 1pm. The award includes one lakh cash and Award.
The ceremony will be graced by chief guest Mr. Ananda Swaminathan Chief Executive Officer, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI), Guest speaker Mr. Arman Ali- Executive Director, National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled (NCPEDP) and special guest, Mrs. Leelavathi, IAS Director, Department for People Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, GoK, Mr. V. S. Basavaraju State Commissioner for Disabilities, GoK, Mr. Ramadas Ex. Board Member and N.S.Hema family member, Ku. Vijaya Kumari General Body Member, APD and Mr. Mohan Sundaram President, APD and NGOS, supporters, donors and service recipients from across the South India.
Press meet addressed by: Mr.Christy Abraham, CEO, APD
Mr.Mohan Rao, Trustee, APD Mr.Ganesh Hegde, Deputy Director
Mr.Babu S, Assistant Director
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