Chandigarh December 4, 2022-Dr Neelima Dhingra , Assistant Professor, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Panjab University, Chandigarh was awarded with “ Savshreth Divyanjan” award 2022 on 3rd of December by President of India Smt Droupadi Murmu. The award coincides with International disability day being observed on 3rd December.

Dr Neelima was selected for this award by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities , for her outstanding achievements in the field of education, research & extra co-curricular contributions.

The award carries a citation, a medal, and cash reward of Rs 2 lacs. Applications were invited from the persons with disabilities specified under RPwD, belonging to any field or activity i.e. Education/Health/ Employment/Art & Culture/Sports/Creative work/ Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities/Social service/ etc. - a Role Model.

Out of a total more than 1.49 Lakhs applications under the category (male, female, institutions, NGO, government offices) she scored highest points and selected for Individual excellence award in Female category.