Lucknow, 03rd December, 2021.

Premdham Ashram – a non-profit organization working for the uplift, rehabilitation and empowerment of persons with disabilities, was honored, today with Uttar Pradesh Government’ sprestigious award for promoting inclusive education forpersons with disabilities. The award was presented to father Shibu Thomas, co-founder, Premdham by Shri. Yogi Adityanath, honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The state award, instituted by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, honors and recognizes Premdham’s efforts and contributions to promote inclusive education for persons with disabilities. The award strongly reflects the state Government’s continued efforts and focus to provide support to persons with disabilities and encourage organizations and non-profits engaged in their service to work for their empowerment and rehabilitation.

Commenting on the award, father Benny Thekkekara, co-founder and director, Premdham, said,” We are grateful to the Government of Uttar Pradesh for their continuous support and encouragement for the work we are doing for the rehabilitation and empowerment of persons with disabilities. I believe this recognition will definitely motivate and encourage several other non-profit organizations and individuals to work towards building an equal world for the less-privileged. We thank the people of Najibabad, Bijnor and the district administration for their consistent support and participation in what we are doing to ensure equal and equitable opportunities for persons with disabilities.”