Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anshu Gupta win Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015 [ Current Affairs ]
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).
- 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.
- In 2012, Schwab Foundation which is an equivalent organization of World Economic Forum named him as India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.
- 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