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Current Affairs: Two Indians win Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ramon Magsaysay Award For Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna and Bezwada Wilson 

The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announced its awardees and Carnatic singer T.M. Krishna and Bezwada Wilson, the national convenor of the Safai Karmachari Andolan, both have found a place in the list.

T.M. Krishna

T.M. Krishna will receive the award for "Social Inclusiveness in Culture,"  and he was born in 1976, Chennai and was trained from the age of six in the aristocratic Karnatik music under masters of the form. 

Bezwada Wilson
  • Bezwada Wilson was named as an awardee for "Asserting the Inalienable Right to a Life of Human Dignity." and he was born  in Kolar Gold Fields township in Karnataka state. 

About Ramon Magsaysay Award
  • The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award and one of Asia's most prestigious awards celebrating leadership in Asia, established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government. The awards will be presented on August 31 at a formal ceremony in Manila.

The awards were given in six categories, five of which were discontinued effectively in 2009. 

The categories are,
  • Government Service (1958–2008)
  • Public Service (1958–2008)
  • Community Leadership (1958–2008)
  • Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communication Arts (1958–2008)
  • Peace and International Understanding (1958–2008)
  • Emergent Leadership (2001– )
  • Uncategorized (2009– )

The below table contains the details of Indians who won the prestigious award. Keep visiting our website regularly for updated information on  various topics relating to General Knowledge. Face your competitive examinations with full confidence.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award Winners from India
  • Vinobha Bhave - 1958 - Community Leadership
  • Chintaman Deshmukh - 1959 - Government Services
  • Amitabha Chowdhury - 1961 - Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Mother Teresa - 1962 - Peace and International Understanding
  • Dara Khurody - 1963 - Community Leadership
  • Verghese  Kurien - 1963 - Community Leadership
  • Tribhuvandas Patel - 1963 - Community Leadership
  • Welthy Fisher - 1964 - Peace and International Understanding
  • Jayaprakash Narayan - 1965 Public Service
  • Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay - 1966 - Community Leadership
  • Satyajit Ray - 1967 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Moncompu Sambasivan Swaminathan - 1971 - Community Leadership
  • M.S. Subbalakshmi - 1974 Public Service
  • Boobli George Verghese - 1975 Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Henning Holck-Larsen - 1976 - Peace and International Understanding
  • Ela Ramesh Bhatt - 1977 - Community Leadership
  • Mabelle Arole - 1979 -Community Leadership
  • Rajanikant Arole - 1979 - Community Leadership
  • Gour Kishore Gosh - 1981 -  Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Pramod Karan Sethi - 1981 - Community Leadership
  • Chandi Prasad Bhatt - 1982 - Community Leadership
  • Manibhai Desai - 1982 - Public Service
  • Arun Shourie - 1982 - Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Rasipuram Lakshman - 1984 - Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Muralidhar Amte - 1985 - Public Service
  • Lakshmi Chand Jain - 1989 - Public Service
  • K.V. Subbanna - 1991 -  Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Ravi Shankar - 1992 - Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Banoo Jehangir Coyaji - 1993 - Public Service
  • Kiran Bedi - 1994 - Government Services
  • Pandurang Athavale - 1996 - Community leadership
  • Tirunellai Seshan - 1996 - Government Services
  • Maheshweta Devi - 1997 - Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Jockin Arputham - 2000 - Peace and International Understanding
  • Aruna Roy - 2000 - Community Leadership
  • Rajendra Singh - 2001 - Community Leadership
  • Sandeep Pandey - 2002 - Emergent Leadership
  • James Michael Lyngdoh - 2003 - Government Services
  • Shantha Sinha - 2003 - Government Services
  • Lakshminarayan Ramdas - 2004 - Peace and International Understanding
  • V. Shantha - 2005 - Public Service
  • Arvind Kejriwal - 2006 - Emergent Leadership
  • Palagummi Sainath - 2007 - Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts
  • Mandakini Amte - 2008 - Community Leadership
  • Deep Joshi - 2009 -Uncategorized
  • Neelima Mishra - 2011 - Emergent Leadership
  • Harish Hande - 2011 - Uncategorized
  • Kulandei Francis - 2012 - Uncategorized

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