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Directorate of Printing and Stationery Bags National Award

The Directorate of Printing and Stationery, Government of Goa has been honoured with the national award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2010 for an outstanding work in the creation of barrier-free environment for people with disabilities, presented by President of India Pratibha Patil at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 3rd December.

The Government Printing Press was established during the Portuguese regime and is the oldest institution in printing in Asia.  Even though the location of the Government Printing Press offers little scope for remodeling, several measures were taken to make the heritage building accessible for people with disabilities under the guidance of Minister for Printing and Stationery, Aleixo Sequeira and directorship of N. D. Agrawal.  The facilities created for disabled people include creation of barrier free environment, handrails on both sides of the staircase, signages in Braille, citizen’s charter in Braille and barrier free toilet.

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