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First: UCMS Physiology Associate Professor honoured with disability service award in US

First: UCMS Physiology Associate Professor honoured with disability service award in US

New York: An Indian doctor and disability rights activist was today honoured with the prestigious Henry Viscardi Achievement Award in the US for raising awareness and improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

Dr Satendra Singh, 40, the Associate Professor of Physiology at the University College of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, become the first Indian to get the international award which was first bestowed in March 2013 in the US.

John D Kemp, the American disability rights leader and the President and chief executive of the Viscardi center and the Henry Viscardi School in New York gave away the awards, the Viscardi centre said in a statement.

Singh, who played an integral role in making India’s 2014 General Elections in New Delhi accessible to people with disabilities, said: “I dedicate this award to the perseverance and the resilience of each and every person with disability around the globe who is fighting discrimination”.

“I felt very proud to sport the Indian flag badge on my chest while receiving the award here in the US,” he said.

The Henry Viscardi Achievement Awards recognise exemplary leaders within the disability community and their extraordinary societal contributions while remembering the spirit and legacy of The Viscardi Center’s founder, Dr Henry Viscardi, Jr, who himself wore prosthetic legs.

As one of the world’s leading advocates for people with disabilities, Viscardi served as a disability advisor to eight US Presidents from Franklin D Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter.

Source: PTI
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  1. Dr Satendra is very passionate about the rights of the people especially persons living with compromised ableness, as I have observed. I feel very proud of him that he has brought laurels to our country. It was my fortune that I worked in the same college where he is serving now. I congratulate him on achieving international recognition.

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    Dr.K.V.V.Vijaya Kumar,professor,Resp.Med,AndhraMedicalCollege,Vizag. December 8, 2017, 10:13 am

    Congratulations Dr.Satendra singh for the honors conferred. you deserve much more on the Indian Soil. We had the fortune of meeting you in the MCI building in Dwaraka in july 2015 in the context of attending a wokshop for conveners and co conveners of Regional and Nodal centers of MCI on ATCOM introduction wherein on the last day, your UCMS MEDICAL HUMANITIES group giving some insight into these aspects which are very much forgotten by the medical profession. we are proud of you.Good luck. Regards. Dr.K.V.V.Vijaya Kumar, Prof .of Respiratory Medicine, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam.AP.

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    Sabyasachi Sircar December 8, 2017, 9:58 am

    Dr. Satendra Singh was my junior colleague at University College of Medical Science, Delhi. He was always wholeheartedly devoted to the cause of the disabled. Congratulations to him for his remarkable achievement!

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    Sabyasachi Sircar December 8, 2017, 9:47 am

    Dr. Satendra was my colleague in UCMS, Department of Physiology. Ever since I knew him, he was wholeheartedly devoted to the cause of the disabled. Kudos to him for his remarkable achievement.

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    Dr.M.Rajajeyakumar December 8, 2017, 9:15 am

    Dear sir,
    Congratulations. All the best. Being a Physiologist i am very proud of you. Regards.