Annual National Award for empowering children/persons with Disability



President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday, December 3, 2021, conferred the National Awards on individuals, Institutions, organizations and States/Districts for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment for PwDs (persons with disabilities).

The award for empowering PwDs was conferred upon Gramin Adivasi Samaj Vikas Sanstha [gavs] at the function organized to celebrate ‘International Day of PwDs’ in New Delhi.  Adv. Ajay Dhawale, Executive Director of GASVS (Sausar-Chhindwara) received the award on behalf of the organization.

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri. Virendra Kumar and Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri. Ramdas Athawale were also present in the function.  Kumar said the Divyangjans are valuable human resources and the prime minister gives priority to the issues of persons with disabilities in the National Development Agenda.  His motto is "inclusive growth, development of all and confidence of all", he said.  He also said that the Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan (Accessible India Campaign) was launched by the government on November 3, 2015 to provide universal accessibility to persons with disabilities so that they can live a meaningful life with dignity.

The Trustee of GASVS congratulate our employees, Divyangjans, our role models and supporters.  A very big thank you to our donor partners without your help it would not be possible to empower our disabled children, brothers and sisters!

Our Past Projects


Period Donor Agency Project Coverage/Project    Area
1993 – 2015 Samaj Kalyan Board Vocational Training for youth and Crèche 5 villages of Sausar block
1995 – 1998 CRY – India Educational opportunities for Tribal children 6 villages of Sausar block
1997 – 2000 OXFAM – India Trust Soil & Water Conservation 5 villages of Sausar block
2003 – 2006 Madhya Pradesh – State AIDS Control Society (MPSACS) Targeted Intervention – Truck drivers Sausar block
2003 – 2005 DFID – UK PACS – poor area civil society 30 villages of Sausar block
2006 – 2008 Government of India Reproductive Child Health 17 villages of Sausar block
2008 – 2010 DFID – UK Rights of deaf children 22 villages of Sausar block
2008 – 2010 OXFAM – India Trust Development of Lay Community Volunteers 50 villages of Sausar block
2007 – 2010 Global Fund through MPSACS Targeted Intervention – Female sex workers Sausar block
2011 – 2013 The Hans Foundation – UK Block Level Mental Health Service Program Sausar block & Hanuman Temple complex
2007 – 2015 Misereor (Germany) through CARITAS – India and CBR Forum (Bangalore) Community Based Rehabilitation 22 villages of Sausar block
2014-2018 TATA TRUSTS Sanjeevani-Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) 80 villages of Sausar Block& Hanuman Temple
2015 – 2020 Misereor (Germany) through CARITAS – India and CBR Forum (Bangalore) Block Disabled person Organization (BDPO-CBR Program) Sausar block
2020 – 2022 Paul Hamlyn Foundation,
Jiv Daya Foundation,
Goonj, New Delhi
Reliance Foundation
Project Utthan- Covid 19 relief work for vulnerable communities Sukma District – Chhattisgarh
Chhindwara District – Madhya Pradesh