America on Tuesday honoured Indian social activist Anjali Bhardwaj with the Worldwide Anti-corruption Champions Award.
In response to an announcement from the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the award recognises people who’ve labored tirelessly, usually within the face of adversity, to defend transparency, fight corruption, and guarantee accountability in their very own international locations.
“As President Biden has emphasised, our dedication to fact, transparency, and accountability is a mission that we should reside at house and exemplify overseas. I commend the dedication of those 12 courageous people to those similar beliefs,” Blinken stated.
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Apart from Ms Bhardwaj, the honorees embody Ardian Dvorani of Albania, Diana Salazar of Ecuador, Sophia Pretrick of the Federated States of Micronesia, Juan Francisco Sandoval Alfaro of Guatemala, Ibrahima Kalil Gueye of Guinea, Anjali Bhardwaj of India, Dhuha A Mohammed of Iraq, Bolot Temirov of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mustafa Abdullah Sanalla of Libya, Victor Sotto of The Philippines, Francis Ben Kaifala of Sierra Leone, and Ruslan Ryaboshapka of Ukraine. They encourage us and so lots of their counterparts pursuing these beliefs around the globe.
In response to the State Division, Ms Bhardwaj has served as an lively member of the Proper to Data Motion in India for over 20 years. She can be the founding father of Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), a residents’ group with a mandate to advertise transparency and accountability in authorities and encourage lively participation of residents.
Beneath her management, SNS created legislative report playing cards that tracked the efficiency of representatives throughout a sequence of classes, defining roles and tasks of their capability as public servants.
Moreover, Ms Bhardwaj is a convener of the Nationwide Marketing campaign for Peoples’ Proper to Data, which efficiently advocated for the creation of an anti-corruption ombudsman and the Whistle Blowers’ Safety Act, providing safety to those that expose corruption and abuse of energy.