US Anti-Corruption Award: India's Anjali Bharadwaj among 12 Winners
According to the State Department, 48-year-old Bhardwaj has played an active role in the Right to Information movement in India for more than two decades.
New Delhi: India's social activist Anjali Bhardwaj is also among the 12 'courageous' people announced in the US for the recently launched 'International Anti-Corruption Champions Award' by President Joe Biden's administration. According to the State Department, 48-year-old Bhardwaj has played an active role in the Right to Information movement in India for more than two decades.
Anti Corruption Award:
Foreign Minister Tony Blinken said on Tuesday, 'The Biden administration underlines that we will be able to succeed. In combating these issues when we work with fearless people. Including allies committed to it, who strive to end corruption And those countries which have worked to fulfill the commitments of international anti-corruption standards.
He said, 'With this I announce the' International Anti-Corruption Champions Award '. Through this, those people will get identified who constantly fight under adverse conditions to fight corruption. Also, fight for ensuring transparency, accountability in their countries. '
Bhardwaj is the founder of the Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS). It is a group of citizens that promotes transparency and accountability in government and active participation of citizens. She is the convener of 'National Campaign for Public Right to Information'. This organization advocated the Anti-Corruption Ombudsman and the 'Whistle Blowers' Protection Act, and began to provide protection to those who exposed corruption and abuse of power.
Bhardwaj said in a tweet that this honor recognizes the collective efforts of people and groups working to make the government responsible in the country. Apart from Bhardwaj, there are activists from various countries including Ardian Dorwani of Albania, Dianna Salzar of Ecuador.