Ramon Magsaysay Awards 2016 given to T M Krishna and Bezwada Wilson

  • Wilson is the National Convener of the Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA). He was awarded for asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity. He has done remarkable work in liberating scores of people engaged in manual scavenging across the country.
  • Krishna is a Carnatic music vocalist. He was bestowed with this award ensuring social inclusiveness in culture.
  • Other awardees include:
    • Conchita Carpio Morales  of Philippines – For restoring faith in the rule of law.
    • Dompet Dhuafa of Indonesia – Is a non-profit institution working towards expanding the transformative impact especially in health services.
    • Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers of Japan –  The organisation was awarded for building a world of genuine solidarity.
    • Vientiane Rescue of Laos – Is a volunteer ambulance service awarded for volunteering to save lives in traffic-related deaths and injuries.


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