MAGSAYSAY AWARD

  • Indian among 6 winners of Ramon Magsaysay Award July 25, 2012

    Manila: An Indian grassroot activist whose pioneering community initiatives in Tamil Nadu empowered thousands of rural women to form micro enterprises and break the poverty spiral, is among this year's six winners of the prestigious Magsaysay award. Kulandei Francis, 65, whose Integrated Village Development Project in Krishnagiri has helped changed...
  • Mahasweta Devi in film based on her own story June 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Magsaysay award winning writer Mahasweta Devi, many of whose stories have been made into memorable movies, will herself now appear in one being adapted for celluloid. The movie 'Ullas' consists of three stories, all written by the writer, one of which is 'Dour' (run) in which the prominent tribal...
  • Taslima row unfortunate, shameful: Mahasweta Devi February 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Magsaysay Award winning author Mahasweta Devi strongly criticised the cancellation of the release of controversial writer Taslima Nasreen's book following objections from fundamentalists. "It is unfortunate and shameful. I have been seeing her writing books since long and every time she has to face such opposition. Just because she writes,...
  • Two Indians among this year's Magsaysay winners July 27, 2011

    Manila: Nileema Mishra, a woman lender to poorest in Maharashtra, and UStrained Indian engineer Harish Hande, who revolutionised use of solar lights, are among six people who have been awarded Asia's prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011. "The two had helped to harness technologies to empower their countrymen and created waves...
  • Magsaysay Award for Indian social worker Deep Joshi August 3, 2009

    Manila: Indian social worker Deep Joshi, a Myanmar activist and a Filipino environmentalist were among the six recipients of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Awards, Asia's equivalent to the Nobel Prize, organisers announced on Monday. Deep Joshi, 62, was hailed for his "vision and leadership in bringing professionalism to the nongovernmentorganisation movement...
  • Plot to kill Magsaysay winner Anna Hazare revealed June 1, 2009

    Mumbai: The killers of Congress leader Pawan Raje Nimbalkar have revealed on Monday that there was a contract given out to kill Maharashtra's social and anticorruption crusader Anna Hazare, a Magsaysay Award winner. Senior special public prosecutor for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Ejaz Khan said that the accused,...
  • Indian doctor couple among Magsaysay winners July 31, 2008

    Manila: An Indian couple providing medical care and education to tribal people, a Philippine governor crippled by polio and an unconventional Japanese publisher are among the winners of this year's Magsaysay awards. The announcement was made on Thursday. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation named Prakash and Mandakini Amte...
  • Sainath dedicates award money to farmers' families August 3, 2007

    New Delhi: Journalist/social activist and this year's Magsaysay award winner Palagumni Sainath has dedicated a part of his award money to support the families of farmers in distress. The rural affairs editor of The Hindu has dedicated the remaining part of the yettobereleased prize money for the welfare of freedom...
  • Journalist P Sainath wins Magsaysay Award July 31, 2007

    New Delhi: Journalist and social activist Palagumni Sainath won the 2007 Ramon Magsaysay Award regarded as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel prize, for his contributions to journalism, literature and creative communication arts. Announcing the award, the Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) said that...
  • Social worker Baba Amte turns 93 December 26, 2006

    New Delhi: One of India's best known social worker and Magsaysay award winner Baba Amte turned 93 on Tuesday. Baba Amte, whose real name is Murlidhar Devidas Amte, was born on December 26, 1914, in Hinganghat (Wardha district) in Maharashtra. Amte's birthday was celebrated with simplicity at Anandwan, where he has devoted...