GUWAHATI: Guwahati based mostly NGO, Atma Nirbhar – Ek Problem, has received the celebrated Nationwide Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled Individuals (NCPEDP) Mindtree Helen Keller Award 2020.
It was acknowledged within the class of Function Mannequin NGO/Organisation for offering employment to folks with disabilities. The award was introduced on tenth December 2020 at a digital ceremony.
Based in 1996 by Late Kaushik Das, Atma Nirbhar – Ek Problem has been working tirelessly to offer employment to folks with disabilities from throughout the incapacity spectrum. The NGO operates a tea and grocery packaging unit in Birubari space of Guwahati, the place solely individuals with disabilities are employed. The unit makes packages of its personal model of Nav Jeevan tea and spices and likewise undertakes work from different tea and grocery manufacturers.
At the moment, there are 50 disabled individuals working on the unit. Aside from a month-to-month stipend and day by day nutritious noon meal, the beneficiaries are lined underneath social safety schemes like Provident Fund and ESIC the place each the employer and worker contributions are lined by the NGO itself.
The NCPEDP Mindtree awards are given in three classes – Function Mannequin Individuals with Disabilities, Function Mannequin Supporter of Elevated Employment Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities, and Function Mannequin NGOs/Organisations. Atma Nirbhar – Ek Problem had final received the award within the yr 2000.