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Rights activist Akhand Leads in Human Dignity Award online voting process
AKHAND | 10 Nov 2013

Odisha based Human rights activist Mr. Akhand leads in Human Dignity Award voting process with more than 20,000 votes. There are 15 rights activists around the world in the process. But Akhand recently leads in the voting system by overtaking the nearest rival.

Bhubaneswar:Odisha based Human rights activist Mr. Akhand leads in Human Dignity Award voting process with more than 20,000 votes. There are 15 rights activists around the world in the process. But Akhand recently leads in the voting system by overtaking the nearest rival.

The Roland Berger Human Dignity Award is endowed with EUR 1 million and conferred annually in Berlin. Since 2008, Roland Berger Foundation has honored individuals and organizations that have shown outstanding commitment to promoting human dignity.

Akhand is an independent grass-root rural Journalist and Human Rights Defender from India. He is the one of the founding members of India Media Centre (IMC), which works for the upliftment of the marginalised sections of the society and protection of their human rights. He leads a cultural movement for peace and national integration and a campaign to stop violence against women (i.e. Campaign Jyoti) in India’s eastern coastal state of Odisha. 

He has been providing direct free legal assistance to the victim or his/her family members in case of Human Rights Violation through direct intervention. He approaches National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights commission on behalf of the victim or his/her family. He also fights for Human rights violation in various other forms where public is directly or indirectly affected. Till now more than 7000 persons have benefitted directly by the intervention of Akhand and more than millions of people are the beneficiaries in view of policy making after the judgment of Apex rights panel i.e. National Human Rigths Commission (NHRC), informed Mr. Sudarshan Pradhan, who nominates Akhand for the prestigious prize.

By the way, from the shortlisted candidate, finalists will be selected through online voting. Akhand seeks more votes for him from his well wishers and followers. People can show support by visiting www.human-dignity-forum.org.