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The 12th CavinKare ABILITY Awards 2014

Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall 
Harrington Road, Chennai

Ms Bombay Jayashri, Carnatic Music Vocalist and Academy Award nominated Music Composer
Mr Gautham Vasudev Menon, Film Maker
Dr Mariazeena Johnson, Director, Sathyabama University 
Mr M Murali, Proprietor, Sri Krishna Sweets
Mr G Dhananjayan, Chief, South Business-Studios, Disney UTV

The Awardees


CavinKare ABILITY Award for Eminence:

MAHESH KINTH Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh
Mahesh has dedicated his life to the rehabilitation and education of children with disabilities. Having acquired a disability as a result of a road accident, his life has, since then, been a series of initiatives for persons with disabilities. Beginning in 2002 with the founding of the Prerna Institute of Rehabilitation & Research in Jammu & Kashmir, then setting up the Aadhar Foundation in 2010 in Chhindwara district, Mahesh Kinth's life has been a series of unstoppable triumphs, notwithstanding all the hurdles and obstacles he has had to contend with.

The CavinKare ABILITY Mastery Awards:

BIJU VARGHESE Pathanamthitta, Kerala
Biju’s efforts have enabled hundreds of people to lead independent lives today. He currently holds the license from Automotive Research Association India to alter 56 models of 13 auto brands for persons with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he received the National innovation award in 2007.

SANGEETA GALA Mumbai, Maharashtra

Sangeeta works as an assistant director in the highly competitive Hindi film industry. Given that she is profoundly deaf, this is a particularly challenging task. Fascinated by films ever since she was a child, Sangeeta has worked with well known directors on some memorable films: Black, Raavan, Barfi, to name a few.

UBEDULLA NAVED AZMI Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh

A much sought after computer teacher and web designer, Naved’s knowledge and skills are admired by everyone. He has never allowed the fact that he lives with a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, with very brittle bones, to come in the way of pursuit of excellence.

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