Dr. Yogesh Dube receives Best Individual Working for the causes of persons with disabilities National Award by Vice President Venkiah Naidu

Vice President Venkiah Naidu confers National Award to Dr. Yogesh Dube Best Individual Working for the causes of persons with disabilities

Dr Yogesh Dube received the prestigious National Award 2018 by the Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu as the best individual working for Divyangjans.

Dr. Yogesh Dube, selected as the Best Individual Working for the causes of Persons with Disabilities, by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, to be conferred the highest National Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2018.

Dr. Yogesh Dube received the National Award as the Best Individual working for the causes of persons with disabilities from the Vice President of India, Venkiah Naidu for his altruistic services over the past two decades through education facilities, vocational training, skill development, job opportunities for the disabled. This is the highest award in this field is given every year by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to individuals working for the benefit of the disabled citizens. Dr Dube has also launched an Aadhar Linked Divyang-friendly Mobile App “Divyang Connect”.

Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar, Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State, Vijay Sampla, Minister of State and other dignitaries.

Dr. Dube has provided assistance to numerous Divyangs by way of mobility aids, prosthesis, medicines, and assistance with government schemes and more and has also organised exhibitions for the Divyangs on job opportunities. Dr. Dube has assisted in rehabilitating people afflicted by Japanese Encephalitis (J.E.) / Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has resulted in their being disabled. He has also filed petitions with the NHRC and MSHRC for Divyang-friendly infrastructure in public utility buildings in Mumbai and other cities of Maharashtra and has taken up their cause for seamless travel with the Airport Authorities and Railways and other Government departments for the benefit of the Divyangs through policy interventions and implementation by the government, local bodies and other organisations.

Dr. Dube looks after the welfare of special children through the Vision Institute for Special Children and is also involved with the National Association of the Blind and guides the Being Patient Foundation which works with burned and acid patients.

National Burns Awareness Programme

Dr. Dube launched the national burns awareness programme organised by Gujarat Plastic Surgeons Association and AMA to make India burns free by 2025. He is the chief promoter of wheelchair cricket in Maharashtra promoting sportsmanship and confidence among the divyanjans and is an active member of various trusts and organisations working for the cause. Dr. Yogesh Dube is constructing a Divyang Bhavan in Sandila near Lucknow. At this Bhavan he intends empowering the divyangs
through vocational training and skill development to be able to financially sustain themselves. He has organised numerous campaigns for the welfare and health of the disabled and has brought into focus of the central and state governments that the divyangs are an important part of the country and that the opportunities for gainful employment and decent living have to be made available and catered to.

Dr. Yogesh Dube has also received the National Youth Award from the Government of India. Chairman of Bhartiya Vikas Sansthan, Vice President of the Disable Welfare Trust of India and the National Vice President, Hindustan Scouts and Guides, Dr Dube is also the advisor and patron of various organisations. Dr. Dube has been honoured by several national and international institutions, societies, trusts, groups and organisations for his varied contributions for the welfare of society and the Divyangjans. Vice President of India, Venkiah Naidu felicitated Dr. Yogesh Dube with a cash prize of Rs 1,00,000, a citation and a certificate at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, on December 3, 2018 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Many trusts and organisations working for the Divyangjans have welcomed the award conferred on Dr Yogesh Dube. For further details, visit dryogeshdube.com.