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Svayam Accessibility Awards 2012

Svayam Accessibility Awards 2012

The First ever "Svayam Accessibility Awards" were hosted in New Delhi, on the sidelines of 13th TRANSED 2012. The Awards were given away during the closing ceremony of TRANSED 2012 on 19th September 2012 by Mr. Arvinder Singh, Hon'ble Minister of Urban Development, Government of NCT of Delhi, the Chief Guest for the occasion and Ms. Sminu Jindal, Founder- Svayam Global Centre for Inclusive Environments.

Award Committee 2012
  • Dr. Sudhir Krishna, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India
  • Ms. Poonam Natarajan, Chairperson, National Trust, Govt. of India
  • Dr. Billie Louise [Beezy] Bentzen, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Mr. Russell Thatcher, Co-Chair, ABE 60 Committee of TRB
  • Ms. Ann Frye, Director, Ann Frye Ltd. and Member, International Activities Sub Committee of ABE 60, TRB
  • Dr. Lalita Sen, Professor, Texas Southern University, Co-Chair, ABE 60 of TRB
  • Ms. Abha Negi, Director, Svayam & Member, ABE 60 of TRB
  • Dr. KK Muhammed, Former Superintending Archeologist, ASI
Awardees of Svayam Accessibility Awards 2012

The awards were conferred on the following in three categories:

Sl.No.
Category
Awarded to
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1.
Most Accessible Public Transport, India
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC)
2.
Most Accessible World Heritage Site, India
Red Fort - Archeological Survey of India (ASI)
3.
Hospitality - Most Accessible Luxury Hotel Chain, India
ITC Welcome Group
4.
Hospitality - Most Accessible Budget Hotel Chain, India
Lemon Tree Hotels