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Sarpanch Rakesh Koul Honored: Advocating for Employment Opportunities on International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) 2023

04-12-2023 : On the auspicious occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on December 3, 2023, a notable recognition unfolded as Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha, presented an award to Mr. Rakesh Koul, Sarpanch of Village Brah in Anantnag and a dedicated Social Activist. The award was a testament to Mr. Koul’s tireless efforts in the realm of career counseling for disabled individuals, aiming to empower them through gainful employment. His exemplary commitment and impactful initiatives marked a significant contribution to the broader goal of fostering inclusivity and enhancing opportunities for persons with disabilities in the region.

Mr. Rakesh Koul’s role as a Sarpanch and Social Activist demonstrated a holistic approach to addressing the challenges faced by disabled individuals. Through his career counseling efforts, he has played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the aspirations of persons with disabilities and the opportunities available to them. The tireless dedication exhibited by Mr. Koul has not only resulted in increased employment for disabled individuals but has also contributed to the overall empowerment and upliftment of the disabled community.

The award presented by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is not just a recognition of Mr. Rakesh Koul’s individual efforts but also signifies the acknowledgment of the collective responsibility of society to create an inclusive and supportive environment. By honoring Mr. Koul, the Lieutenant Governor highlights the importance of grassroots leaders and social activists in driving positive change and building a society where everyone, regardless of abilities, can lead fulfilling lives.

The specific focus on career counseling underscores the significance of guiding disabled individuals toward meaningful employment. Mr. Koul’s initiatives align with the broader vision of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which seeks to promote inclusivity, remove barriers, and create a world where everyone can actively participate in various aspects of life.