Two Indians receive Magsaysay awards

Two Indians receive Magsaysay awards

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Two Indian nationals, Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk, on Friday were given the Ramon Magsaysay award, popularly known as Asia’s Nobel Prize.

Cambodian activist Youk Chhang, Filipino Howard Dee, Vietnam’s Vo Thi Hoang Yen and East Timore’s Maria de Lourdes Martins Cruz were also honored for their work at a ceremony in Manila

Vatwani has dedicated his life for rescuing mentally ill people from the streets of India and providing them with shelter and treatment through his Shraddha Rehabilitaion Foundation.

Wangchuk has been recognised for “his uniquely systematic, collaborative and community—driven reform of learning systems in remote northern India, thus improving the life opportunities of Ladakhi youth, and his constructive engagement of all sectors in local society to harness science and culture creatively for economic progress, thus setting an example for minority peoples in the world”.

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