NAB Award of Excellence 2016 Recipients

Veena Mehta Verma

Veena receiving Nab Award of excellencestarting formal education very late at the age of 13 years, Veena has Studied Maths, Science, Accounts at school level  & Commerce & Management at college level – subjects which are considered very difficult for blind persons & have been attempted by a few.


Veena is the first blind woman to have received offer of appointment as Officer in NTPC Ltd, the Maharatna Public Sector Unit.


Veena has participated in mountaineering, Para-gliding, horse riding & fashion shows  considered a taboo for blind woman.
She has received four National Awards as role model. These awards have been conferred by President of India, NIVH – Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ability Foundation and NAB India.


Veena is associated with NAB Delhi since 1989. We are proud to offer Veena Mehta Verma  the NAB Delhi Award for Excellence.


Madhu Bala Sharma receiving NAB Award of Excellence
Born and raised in New Delhi, she studied through an integrated education system. National Association for the Blind (Delhi) was her resource school. Through NAB, She completed her schooling and then went on to pursue graduation in English Literature from Lady Sriram College in Delhi University.

She started her professional career in the final year of college. She worked with GE Capital International Services. After graduating, she moved on to working as a software tester for ‘JAWS for windows’, a screen reading software.

She has been working with Concentrix, as a senior  facilitator with the learning and development team.  She has been a role model and encouraged many youngsters in colleges, NGOs, and corporates through her panel discussions, and talks.

  • She has received 'The Role model award on the international day of persons with disability 2009, felicitated by the president of India
  • Madhu has received Award of Excellence’ 2007 by National Institute for the Visually Handicapped
  • Madhu has also been honoured by NAB India.

Madhu has been associated with NAB Delhi since 1986. We are proud to offer Madhu Sharma Kaushal the NAB Delhi Award for Excellence.


Diwakar Sharma receiving NAB Award of Excellence Diwakar Sharma performs Indian classical to Indian folk, Bollywood to gazals, devotional, Gurbani, Kirtan and all, but Yes! With a soul in it. Diwakar received Second position in the popular Zee TV programme SA RE GA      MA Little Champs in 2006.  

Diwakar has won laurels for his singing. However he has multifaceted talent. As a brilliant student of one of the most reputed schools of India, DPS, RK Puram, he has earned admiration for his intelligence, awareness, maturity, all of which are reflected in his singing.   Apart of these activities he got 95% marks in class 12th CBSE examination 2013 & now he is doing BA honours in music from Hindu College.

Diwakar has had the honour of singing before such eminent personalities as the honble Presidents of India, Prime Ministers and legendary musicians. He has been invited to perform at places like the President House, British High Commission, Vigyan Bhawan where he received standing ovation many times.

Diwakar has been invited to perform by almost every Tv channels. Diwakar went for world tour in November 2007 where he got standing ovation during every performance.

Diwakar had the privilege of becoming the Brand Ambassador of the NGO, Action Aid, working for street children.

Diwakar is associated with NAB Delhi since the year 2000. We are proud to offer Diwakar Sharma the NAB Delhi Award for Excellence.

Kartik Sawhney

Kartik receiving NAB Award of Excellence

Currently a fourth year Computer Science student at Stanford University in the United States, Kartik Sawhney is an all-rounder who has been recognized with several national and international awards for excellence in academics and contributions to the disability sector.

Until 2011, Science, technology, engineering and Mathematics were considered to be almost impossible for blind students in India.

However, Kartik, being very passionate about the subject, challenged the status quo and became one of the first blind students in India to opt for this track. His efforts not only resulted in him securing the permission to study these subjects, but he also paved the way for other blind students excited about science across the country.

He is also very active in disability advocacy, and has been actively involved in working with educational institutions and universities such as the IITs and IIMs to make them more accessible.

In the US, he continues to excel in academics, and was recently recognized for excellence in computer science by Google as one of the eleven Google lime scholars across the US and Canada.

In light of his achievements and work, he recently won the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders award 2016, which was presented to him by Her Majesty The Queen at the Buckingham Palace.

Kartik is associated with NAB Delhi since the year 2000. We are proud to offer Kartik Sawhney the NAB Delhi Award for Excellence.receipent