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On the occasion of Children's Day today, Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot presented awards to the 58 winners of a drawing and painting competition on 'Accessible India Campaign' at an event organised in Delhi. The Union Social Justice and Empowerment minister congratulated the winners and also applauded the efforts of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) for organising the competition. The winners were awarded cash prizes and certificates during a colourful ceremony at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra. Gehlot said his ministry was committed to the welfare of the differently-abled and has initiated several new schemes and programmes for them in the past three years. The DEPwD had organised the competition at the National Bal Bhawan for schoolchildren and students with disabilities on Thursday, in which around 1,200 students participated. The Accessible India Campaign was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December 2015.
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