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Shillong, December 23, 2019:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Monday welcomed National Award awardee Celine Lawai to his residence in Shillong, where he felicitated her for her immense contributions towards uplifting the differently-abled (divyaang) community in the State.

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Sangma posted several picture that were clicked during Celine’s visit at his residence, along with the caption, “Celine Lawai, who was awarded the National Award 2019 for Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities (Divyangjan) by the Vice President visited me at my residence. It was a pleasure to meet and interact with such a brave and independent girl. I wish her all the best with her future.”

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Lawai, who works as a Data Entry Operator in Mawpat C&RD Block, is the general secretary of the Association of Challenged People, Meghalaya. Celine is the only awardee from Meghalaya and the NorthEast was who was awarded by the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. The 30-year old Celine suffers from para-paresis in both lower limbs since birth, constituting 90% locomotor disability. However, she shows great spirit and went on to graduate and has conducted awareness programmes and trainings for persons with disabilities across Meghalaya.

After winning the award from the Vice-President himself, Celine had opined, “Nothing about us without us”. It may be mentioned that she has been witnessed taking a stand against many issues of the differently-abled people in the state of Meghalaya.

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