Awards 2012 At Delhi

Svayam Accessibility Awards were instituted on 25 October 2010 to promote and recognize the concept of Accessibility & Universal Design in all spheres of our lives to make way for livable communities – in both rural & urban scapes. The awards are conferred on the organizations in the TRANSED hosting nation, that have shown consistent commitment towards providing accessible infrastructure and services for all. These awards play a pivotal role in providing the right impetus to the development of inclusive infrastructure, related policies & practices so that such initiatives are sustainable and meaningful.

The First ever “Svayam Accessibility Awards” were held on the sidelines of 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons (TRANSED 2012 Conference) that took place at New Delhi during 17-20 September 2012.

The Awards were given away on 19th September by Mr. Arvinder Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development, Government of NCT of Delhi, the Chief Guest for the occasion.

Most Accessible Public Transport

Sh. R.K. Kasana, Chief General Manager, DTC.

Most Accessible World Heritage Site 

Dr. D.N. Dimri, Superintending Archaeologist,
Delhi Circle on behalf of ASI.

 Most Accessible Luxury Hotel Chain

Sh. Niranjan Khatri, GM- WelcomeEnviron Initiatives of ITC Welcome Group.OTC, Taiwan
Most Accessible Budget Hotel Chain

The award was conferred on The Lemon Tree Hotels for being the most accessible budget hotel chain. The award was received by Sh. R. Hari, GM (Human Resources) for The Lemon Tree Hotel Company.

Best Practice (Comprehensive rehabilitation & accessibility servics for Persons with Disabilities)

Sh. R. Hari, GM (Human Resources) for The Lemon Tree Hotel Company.

Award Committee 2012

More About Award People

Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) received the award for introduction of Low floor accessible buses - both ac and non-ac models and for a sensitized fleet of drivers and conductors. The award was received by Sh. R.K. Kasana, Chief General Manager, DTC.
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) received the award for the WHS Red Fort, New Delhi. The award was received by Dr. D.N. Dimri, Superintending Archaeologist, Delhi Circle on behalf of ASI.
The award was conferred on the ITC Welcome Group for maintaining the most accessible luxury hotel chain and promoting universal design in the hotels. The award was received by Sh. Niranjan Khatri, GM- WelcomeEnviron Initiatives of ITC Welcome Group.

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