Let me welcome, Mr. Alok Chantia's contribution towards making our society law abiding and just is commendable. He has ensured this by using and promoting the tool of Right to Information (RTI). He has also written articles in leading dailies, books and journals. He has also been awarded for his work by various organisations. He has helped people in more than 60 legal disputes.
His work in empowering people and becoming a successful entrepreneur, makes him a Social Entrepreneur. He is instrumental in empowering the youth from the rural parts by generating employment. He helps the less financially capable individuals to own a cycle rickshaw at manageable weekly payments. His project was acknowledged by the World Bank and he helped more than 1200 people to own their own rickshaw.
Ms. Renu Agarwal is helping the downtrodden women of the society. She formed an NGO, “Samadhan” & a Crisis Intervention Centre, “One Stop”, which shelters up to 50 women. It also operates a 24/7 helpline for the victims. She has represented women related issues at various international forums. She is active in voicing concerns about crimes against women. She has also participated in various national & international debates. She has also received numerous awards from different esteemed organisation.
Shardindu Upadhyay, the Director of “PATH - Progressive Agency to Humanity,” started the NGO in the year 2002, with a team of 13 people. The NGO deals in Health and Child Welfare. While Health Welfare includes HIV prevention and care support treatment, Child Development looks into a home shelter for orphans, homeless children, and mentally unstable children.