Draupadi Ghimire, is a social worker and the founder of Sikkim Viklang Sahayata Samity. She has been nominated for her distinguished sevice in providing comprehensive service with the persons with disabilities. Her NGOs help people with artificial limbs and hands and also provides free cleft platate surgeries. Originally a nurse at the STNM, she took it upon herself to help those with physical disabilities. She hails from Gangtok and has also been awarded by state government and other agencies for her selfless contribution.
After seeing her father struggle to get artificial limb, 63 year old Draupadi Ghimirey founded Sikkim Viklang Sahayata Samity ( SVSS), NGO which provides artificial limbs to the needy ones.
" I am humbled by the announcement, It wouuld help he extend my service to more needy ones" she says,
Hailing her finally getting the much awaited national recognition, Writer Vikas Saraswat tweeted, “Elder sister like Ms Draupadi Ghimire is a Padma Shri today. Remaining unmarried, turning down offers for Govt posts, refusing MLA tickets from SDF, Draupadi Didi has devoted her entire life to the physically handicapped of Sikkim. Remarkably simple and austere life.”
Via The DC