Meghalaya’s Wheelchair-Bound Celine Lawai Wins National Award 2019

Meghalaya’s Wheelchair-Bound Celine Lawai Wins National Award 2019

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Shillong, December 3, 2019:

Meghalaya’s Celine Lawai, a wheelchair-bound girl has received the National Award 2019 for Empowerment of Person with Disability at New Delhi on Tuesday.

Celine Lawai received the award from Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu.

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Expressing greeting to Celine Lawai, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma took to his official Instagram and posted a picture of Lawai holding the award. Conrad Sangma captioned it, “Meet Celine Lawai, a Data Entry Operator of Mawpat C&RD Block who is the proud recipient of the #NationalAward2019 for the #EmpowermentOfPersonsWithDisabilities (Divyangjan). Celine, the only awardee from #Meghalaya and the #NorthEast was awarded by the Hon'ble Vice President of India, Shri Venkaiah Naidu ji in New Delhi today. …#InternationalDisabilityDay”

Lawai works as a Data Entry Operator in Mawpat C&RD Block. She is the general secretary of the Association of Challenged People, Meghalaya.

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The differently-abled girls believe, “Nothing about us without us”. She has been seen taking a stand against many issues of the differently-abled group of people in the state.

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