Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla Memorial Award
The Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla Memorial Award was constituted in 1973, as a mark of tribute to NAB (India)’s Founder President late Barrister Rustom Merwanji Alpaiwalla.
Presented annually on January 19 – the Foundation Day of NAB (India) – the Award honors people who have made outstanding contribution to education, training, placement, rehabilitation, administration of blind welfare activities and other such involvements that have positively influenced the lives of visually impaired persons.
Given in two categories – Professional and Voluntary – the award carries a plaque, a scroll of honor and cash prize of Rs.15,000.
Neelum Khurshed Kanga Award
The Neelum Khurshed Kanga Award was instituted in 1983 by the NAB Department of Women’s Empowerment (DWE), in the memory of Mrs. Neelum Khurshed Kanga who had been exceptional in her voluntary support to NAB (India).
This annual Award presented on the Foundation Day of NAB (India) to visually challenged women for their distinctive achievements in their respective professions, carries a citation and cash prize of Rs.5,000.
Late Mrs. Piloo Dorab Khambatta Memorial Award and Late Dr. Burjor Dorabshah Pallonji Memorial Award
The P. D. Khambatta Award is given in three categories – Best Employer (organization engaging highest number of blind persons in a year), Best Blind Employee and Best Self-Employed Blind Entrepreneur.
The Dr. Burjor D. Pallonji Memorial Award (Best Employment Officer Award) is presented to placement officer(s) who help recruit maximum number of blind persons in a year.
The Awards were instituted by the NAB Department of Employment in the memory of Mrs. P. D. Khambatta, former Honorary Secretary of the Department and Dr. B. D. Pallonji the first Employment Officer of NAB (India).
Dr. Rajendra T. Vyas Memorial Award
On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee in 2013, the NAB M. P. Shah All India Talking Book Centre instituted this annual Award – in the memory of Dr. Rajendra T. Vyas, former Honorary Secretary General of NAB (India), who had played a crucial role in the Centre’s establishment. The Award is presented to individuals for their outstanding contribution to NAB Talking Book Centre – particularly as talking book narrators.