Created at: Oct. 14, 2019, 1:13 a.m.
“Ambedkar Awards” was introduced in the year in 2004 to recognize unsung heroes from Dalit and marginalized communities from all over India. They were sponsored by individuals and organizations and available in the years when someone pledged support for the same. We advertise in social media for nominations. Depending on the number of awards available, candidates will be scrutinized by verifying credentials with other activists in India. The amount of the award varies, but currently set at Rs.50,000 each. Selected candidates will be informed and presented with Rs.50,000 and a memento.
Each award carries Rs.50,000 and a memento.
- Ambedkar Award sponsored by Mr Sornam Sankar, US
Ms Pratimakumari Paswan, Bihar, founder of Gaurav Gramin Mahila Vikas Manch (GGMVM) which aims to empower adolescent, youth and women from marginalized communities in the areas of education, health, skill development, livelihood and leadership building.
- Periyar Award sponsored by Periyar International, US
Mr Chandrasekhar Azad, Delhi, Bhim Army Chief, a Dalit worrior who require no introduction.
- Late Jalli Satyanarayana Award, sponsored by Jalli Sudhakar, US
Mr Macha Devendar, Telangana, Poet, singer, and full-time activist. Written about 1,000 songs and kirtans on Ambedkar and social issues.
- Late Kaila Neelambram and Vazramma Award sponsored by Benjamin Paul Kaila, US
Mr Mukurala Srihari, Telangana, Founder-TGPA (Telangana Gurukula Parents Association), Founder-JBYI (Jai Bheem Youth India) and full-time social worker.
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