US Honours Activist Anjali Bharadwaj For Her Work On Combating Corruption.

US Honours Activist Anjali Bharadwaj For Her Work On Combating Corruption

Anjali Bhardwaj is a convener of the National Campaign for Peoples' Right to Information

Washington:

The United States on Tuesday honoured Indian social activist Anjali Bhardwaj with the International Anti-corruption Champions Award.

According to a statement from the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the award recognises individuals who have worked tirelessly, often in the face of adversity, to defend transparency, combat corruption, and ensure accountability in their own countries.

"As President Biden has emphasised, our commitment to truth, transparency, and accountability is a mission that we must live at home and exemplify abroad. I commend the dedication of these 12 brave individuals to these same ideals," Blinken said.

Besides Ms Bhardwaj, the honorees include Ardian Dvorani of Albania, Diana Salazar of Ecuador, Sophia Pretrick of the Federated States of Micronesia, Juan Francisco Sandoval Alfaro of Guatemala, Ibrahima Kalil Gueye of Guinea, Anjali Bhardwaj of India, Dhuha A Mohammed of Iraq, Bolot Temirov of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mustafa Abdullah Sanalla of Libya, Victor Sotto of The Philippines, Francis Ben Kaifala of Sierra Leone, and Ruslan Ryaboshapka of Ukraine. They inspire us and so many of their counterparts pursuing these ideals around the world.

According to the State Department, Ms Bhardwaj has served as an active member of the Right to Information Movement in India for over two decades. She is also the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS), a citizens' group with a mandate to promote transparency and accountability in government and encourage active participation of citizens.

Newsbeep


Under her leadership, SNS created legislative report cards that tracked the performance of representatives across a series of categories, defining roles and responsibilities in their capacity as public servants.

Additionally, Ms Bhardwaj is a convener of the National Campaign for Peoples' Right to Information, which successfully advocated for the creation of an anti-corruption ombudsman and the Whistle Blowers' Protection Act, offering protection to those who expose corruption and abuse of power.

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news
I'm scared about what this is going to look like: ICU nurse on end of Texas mask mandate.

I'm scared about what this is going to look like: ICU nurse on end of Texas mask mandate.

Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he's lifting the mask mandate in Texas, even as health officials warn not to ease safety restrictions. #CNN #News

Kayleigh McEnany makes big announcement on 'Hannity'.

Kayleigh McEnany makes big announcement on 'Hannity'.

Kayleigh McEnany details what she would ask the current White Press Secretary Jen Psaki. #FoxNews #Hannity Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news ser...

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - March 2nd, 2021 - NBC Nightly News.

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - March 2nd, 2021 - NBC Nightly News.

Biden says there will be enough Covid vaccine doses for every adult by end of May, FBI Director Wray testifies in Senate hearing on Capitol attack, and six Dr. Seuss books pulled after criticism for racist images. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lest...

NY Democrats reach deal to strip Cuomo of emergency powers.

NY Democrats reach deal to strip Cuomo of emergency powers.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's emergency powers would be limited by state legislators under new legislation, the leaders of the state's Democratic legislative majorities announced Tuesday. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: W...

Marco Rubio slams Biden border policy as 'complete, utter ridiculousness'.

Marco Rubio slams Biden border policy as 'complete, utter ridiculousness'.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, discusses worsening border crisis on 'Hannity.' #FoxNews #Hannity Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service delivering b...

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin speaks out about rise of attacks against the Asian community.

NBA veteran Jeremy Lin speaks out about rise of attacks against the Asian community.

Former NBA star Jeremy Lin talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the recent spike of attacks against the Asian community across the US. #CNN #News