Ms Humairath Kadappurathaba awarded the ‘Caregiver Award 2023’, by the NHM, UT of Lakshadweep, GoI

We are delighted to share that Ms Humairath Kadappurathaba, an anganwadi teacher for 44 years, and a caregiver in the Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep, is the recipient of this year’s prestigious ‘Caregiver Award 2023’, presented by the National Program for Palliative Care, National Health Mission (NHM), Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep, Government of India (GoI).


Ms Kadappurathaba is the first woman to receive this distinguished award from Shri Sandeep Kumar (IAS, Principal Secretary and Advisor to Honourable Administrator, UT of Lakshadweep, Government of India) during India’s 2023 Independence Day Celebrations at the Stadium Ground, Karavatti, UT of Lakshadweep.


The award was presented to Ms Kadappurathaba for her outstanding and exemplary service to the bed bound beloved ones. It recognises those caregivers who tirelessly look after their beloved ones beyond one’s own capacity and for acting as a voice of voiceless and also as a bridge between the doctor, the nurse and the patient and their caregiver.


When we reached out to Ms Kadappurathaba for her comments, she shared, “This award or recognition is not for me. It is only something which appreciates my care towards my mother. I am privileged to be looking after my mother and that is beyond any honour or recognition.”


Congratulations, Ms Humairath Kadappurathaba! We wish you the best and also thank you for all that you are doing.


Note: The word Anganwadi means “courtyard shelter” in Indian languages. Established in 1975, by the Government of India, as a part of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) program to combat child hunger and malnutrition, anganwadi workers are the grass root level workers who form the focal point for implementation of all the health, nutrition, and early learning initiatives under the ICDS.

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