NOMINATIONS wanted for CavinKare Ability Awards for Indians with Disabilities

Posted on 22 November 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Awards & Honors, Call for Nominations or Applications, Cross-Disability, Opportunities, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Note that the deadline for submitting nominations is November 30, 2008; nominees must be Indian citizens with disabilities.

The seventh CavinKare Ability Awards will be conducted in Chennai in the month of February next year. An all India event that is conducted every year by CavinKare in collaboration with Ability Foundation an NGO, to salute and honor the brave and courageous with physical limitations. This recognition is an accolade to the pedigree of exceptional people with talent, who have exhibited excellence in accomplishing challenges in the face of adversity.

The awards salute personal triumphs, the extraordinary spirit of achievement, a looking beyond one’s own self and physical limitations and the universality of human rights.

Jointly instituted by CavinKare(P) Ltd and Ability Foundation, the awards come in two categories

CavinKare ABILITY Award for Eminence: This is a single award given to just one individual, that salutes the exemplary achievement of an individual with disability who has not only overcome great odds towards achievement but has also contributed significantly to society by initiating an organisation of his/her own. The award carries a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh.


v Nominees should be persons with disability and be Indian citizens.
v A minimum of two references must be cited in the nomination form.
v For the award for Eminence, the nominee should have worked in India in his/her field of service for a minimum of three years. The result of the nominee’s social entrepreneurship should be evident and continuing at the time of nomination.

· CavinKare ABILITY Mastery Awards: These are two awards given to two individuals with disability in recognition of their extraordinary achievement in field of their choice – be it arts, film, medicine, science, industry, technology, education, community development, human rights, sports or more. The awards carry a citation, a trophy, and a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh, each.


v Nominees should be persons with disability and be Indian citizens.
v A minimum of two references must be cited in the nomination form.

The screening process includes scrutiny and short listing, based on the details given in the nomination form. Site visits and reference checks by regional representatives will then further shortlist nominees, following which, an eminent jury will select the final awardees.

The completed nomination forms must be sent ONLY by post and must reach Ability Foundation on or before November 30, 2008 Nomination forms that are sent by Email/fax or incomplete/late submission WILL NOT be accepted.

The decision of the jury is final and binding. No correspondence whatsoever in this regard will be entertained.
Please send the completed form only by post or by courier, to:
CavinKare ABILITY Awards 2008-2009,
28, Second Cross Street,
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar,
Chennai – 600 020.
Tamil Nadu, India.
Tel: 044 24452400

Thank you to Ghulam Nabi Nizamani for circulating this announcement.

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3 Responses to “NOMINATIONS wanted for CavinKare Ability Awards for Indians with Disabilities”

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Hi from Sujata my tow sisters are 95% phisically
challenged but they both are good artist.We have
no any help.They have not any platfarm, and no
idea to do some. i want to know how to apply above
award, plz guide. Thanks

how does one get hold of your application form?? to make

Dear madam,

I am a deaf & dumb person. I am also adviser of Orissa Association of the deaf, Vice President of All India Deaf Bank employees association, Executive Board member of all India sports council of the deaf and Member of National Association of the Deaf and many organisations. I am also got National Award and Orissa Awards too so many more awards. I aim to help deaf peoples who must to get more educational and technology very soon. I am also collecting many donations to deaf childrens like computers, mats, projector, furnitures, clothes and foods from many companies and banks. II am also attending HRLN, UN MEETING, SANCHAR, UNWG, AIDBEA, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY, SWABHAMIAN, GOVT.PWD ACT AND MORE NGOS work too.

I like to inform you that I have two times to send my documents for cavin Kare Ability Awards but both are fail. I came to know you that your organisation have only selected Paralysis people, Orth, Handicapped , Blind handicapped but never to selected deaf persons. I request you kindly give equal opportunities to all disability people. Kindly you must to future time to say same news.

I will be again to send my documents to you on November,2012. This advance will be informing you.


Niranjan Joshi

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