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Anupam Kher, William Dalrymple, ACRA honoured




New Delhi: Ctrl S & iCONGO (Indian Confederation of NGOs) in association with UN recently presented the 5th Annual KARMAVEER PURASKAAR and KARMAVEER CHAKRA, India's most prestigious civilian award for social work recognising INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS who are pivotal in leading a change, beyond their business and profession, by being committed at individual levels to work on social issues.

On this occasion, Actor Anupam Kher, author William Dalrymple, and members of the popular music band Indian Ocean were among individuals honoured in New Delhi by the Indian Confederation of NGOs for their contribution to society and work on social issues.

At a function in the capital, the group awarded a number of individuals with the fifth annual Karamveer Puraskars and Karmaveer Chakra award for their contribution beyond their work areas.

Besides Kher, Dalrymple, Sanjana Jon and Indian Ocean, also on the awardee list was journalist and social activist Shahid Siddiqui among others.

While Dalrymple was honoured the Media Citizen Puraskar for highlighting through his writings issues of global importance and concern, Shahid Siddiqui was chosen for his association with campaigns like creating awareness about DENGUE menace in Delhi and relief for flood victims in Bihar in 2010 in association with ACRA, Association for Community Research and Action.

"The awards venerate the efforts of individual citizens who have contributed to social justice and action by going beyond business as usual and being the change that they want to see in the world," said Jeroninio Almeida, founder of iCONGO.

Besides celebrities a large number of unknown and unsung heroes including a Journalist and Social activist Shahid Siddiqui was also honoured Karmaveer Chakra by iCONGO for their silent but determined contribution to social issues.

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