Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 [ Current Affairs ]

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About Sanjiv Chaturvedi: Sanjiv Chaturvedi is an IFS ( Indian Forest Service) officer from the Haryana cadre of 2002 batch. Currently he is the deputy secretary at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

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Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 Winner

  • He was also worked at AIIMS as a Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) during the year 2012 to2014.
  • Sanjiv Chaturvedi has passed his Electrical Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (NIT Allahabad) in 1995.
  • He got second rank in his IFS exam, and won two medals during his training as IFS officer for his Excellency.

About Anshu Gupta: Anshu Gupta is the founder of the “Goonj” which is a non-governmental Organisation.

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Image of Anshu Gupta

Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 Winner

  • In 2012, Schwab Foundation which is an equivalent organization of World Economic Forum named him as India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.

About Goonj:

  • Goonj is a non-governmental Organisation which is established in Delhi.
  • Founder of this organization is Anshu Gupta in 1999 .
  • It reproduces discarded clothes and household goods into useful products for the poor, such as sanitary napkins.
  • It collects and delivers 1,000 tons of material every year through a network of 500 volunteers and 250 partners.
  • It also runs organization and local development projects in villages and slum areas.
  • Recently, both persons received Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2015.

About Ramon Magsaysay Award

  • Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in the memory of Philippines’ 3rd President Ramon Magsaysay who had died in air disaster in March 1957.
  • It was established by representatives Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Philippine government of the New York City.
  • Individuals or organizations from Asia region awarded annually for their humane and charitable service.
  • In this award, the receiver of this award gets cash prize and a certificate.

- Published on: August 3, 2015