CARE Millennium Award 2011 for India’s Ashok Bharti
On 23 November, 2011, CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg honours India’s Ashok Bharti with the CARE Millennium Award 2011. The award will be presented in Berlin. It recognizes Bharti for his courageous and effective work for the rights of Dalits in India.
Ashok Bharti is Chairman of the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR), a movement of various grassroots organisations of Dalits in India, which fights against discrimination and injustice on the basis of caste, creed or gender. He is also a member of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) Global Council.
Enlarge image (© CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg) The CARE Millennium Award recognizes people who have rendered outstanding services to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations.
Ashok Bharti has relentlessly encouraged Dalits to exercise their rights in conjunction with government and non-government programmes. The Millennium Award lauds his efforts to improve their lives, which is an important contribution towards the achievement of the UN MDGs.
With the CARE Millennium Award, CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg honours individuals who have rendered outstanding services in the process of achieving the MDGs. Not only does CARE want to value the commitment made by the person but also to encourage him or her to carry on with the efforts. By means of good examples, CARE wants to convince the public of the effectiveness of projects in the field of development policy and encourage rethinking their own actions.