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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 1:01 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 1:01 AM (IST)

CRDP gives awards to 19 achievers

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, March 20

The Centre for Research and Development Policy (CRDP), a non-profit research and development policy organisation based in Srinagar, has awarded 19 achievers, including an ambulance driver, at a ceremony acknowledging the “contribution of people”.

The award ceremony was held at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre here yesterday and the work and contribution of 19 achievers were acknowledged, the organisation’s spokesman said. “The awardees were chosen through a process for the categories of social reform, entrepreneurship, business, healthcare, research, literature, craft, innovation, art, media, music and sports,” the spokesman said. “The event was aimed at felicitating the people who have done exemplary work and contributed in different walks of life,” the spokesman said. The awardees included an ambulance driver, Ghulam Mohammad Sofi, who “despite being hit by pellets drove the patients to the hospital”. He was awarded in the health category.

A leading clinical psychologist Mohammad Muzafer Khan and ophthalmologist Rashid Maqbool were also awarded in the health category. Adil Mir, owner of ‘Pureweave’ was awarded under the entrepreneurship and business category, Shakeel A Ramshoo in the research category, Sohan Lal Koul in the literature category and Zufa Iqbal in the craft category.

Omar Nissa was awarded in the innovation category, Zehru Nissa and Zuhaib Maqbool in the media category, Abdul Rashid Hafiz and Shazia Bashir in the music category, and Arif Khan and Sajad Yousuf Dar in the sports category, the spokesman said. Javed Ahmad Tak was awarded in the social reform category. The organisation also awarded ‘Dangal’ actress Zaira with ‘CRDP young talent of the year’ award and conferred cartoonist Bashir Ahmad Bashir with a Lifetime Achievement award.

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