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Samarthanam receives national award

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Samarthanam Trust which works across India for empowerment and upliftment of specially-abled people has been awarded the National Award For Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities (Divyangjan), 2017.

In a ceremony held at Vigyan Bhawan on Sunday, the founder managing trustee Mahantesh G Kivadasannavar was facilitated by President of India Ram Nath Kovind in presence of Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot.

Speaking on the occasion Mahantesh said,” It is a moment of honor and pride. The award is a token of appreciation and also adds encouragement to strive further and aim higher. I am thankful for all the support received from employees, people, donors and well-wishers and aiding us in completing our goals.” Samarthanam is also the patron of “Cricket Association for Blind in India” which supports Indian Blind Cricket Team. The team’s success portfolio includes winning first T-20 World Cup (2012), fourth ODI World Cup Championship (2014) and T-20 Asia Cup (2016) and also second T-20 World Cup early this year.