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Dr. Radhike Khanna, Founder Trustee, Om Creations and Vice Principal, SPJ Sadhana School for specially-abled, was recognised for her dedicated and selfless contribution towards the specially-abled. She was awarded with, ‘Selfless service towards the cause of Mentally Challenged Women and their Development’ at the 6th Global Economic Summit held from 27th to 29th at World Trade Centre, Mumbai. The Award was given away by Ms. Rupa Naik, Director – Projects, World Trade Centre, Mumbai.
Dr. Radhike Khanna, Founder Trustee, Om Creations Trust, said, “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award at the 6th Global Economic Summit. Women have always been marginalised, and especially specially-abled ones, are further at a disadvantage.
My works have always been focused towards changing the mindset of people by providing specially-abled women increased opportunities of livelihood through training and skill development. It was a challenging task which further made me more resilient to achieve my goal. My success can only be measured through the success of my students. And I am proud that all of them are currently living a dignified life.”
Dr. Khanna has earnestly dedicated her 30 years in improving lives of more than 10,000 specially-abled women. Dr. Radhike Khanna created the first and only five-year polytechnic course in the world that guarantees employment for specially-abled individuals. She has also been previously acknowledged by two Presidents of our country Mr. Abdul Kalam and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has conferred her with the prestigious 100 Top Women Achievers Award for her outstanding contribution in the category of ‘Disability and Disadvantage’.
The 6th Global Economic Summit was jointly organised by World Trade Centre (WTC) Mumbai and All India Association of Industries (AIAI) on the theme ‘Women’s Empowerment: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Capacity Building’. The initiative was in keeping with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ‘Nari Shakti’ project initiated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.
The Summit was also supported by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva. The associate partner of the summit included Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
About Om Creations Trust:
Om Creations gives developmentally challenged women training in arts, crafts and culinary skills. Established in 1991, the organisation runs three centers in Mumbai that aim to economically empower women. It gives them the space and tools they need to create more than 175 products, including painting, gift bags, wallets, scarves and food, such as bread and other baked goods, chocolates and made-to-order meals.
Om Creations staff members teach the women painting and sculpting techniques, baking, cooking, gift wrapping skills amongst others. It gives the women a stipend for the products they make, thus helping them to support themselves and their families. Various corporates and individuals are part of their elite list of clients.
For more information, visit: http://www.omcreationstrust.org/