Celine Lawai

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.

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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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