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Nikhil Dey Named ‘Global Anti-Corruption Champion’ By US

Utkarsh Classes 09-12-2023
Nikhil Dey Named ‘Global Anti-Corruption Champion’ By US Award and Honour 2 min read

Nikhil Dey was honored with the 'International Anti-Corruption Champion' award by the United States of America in the first week of December 2023.

  • The United States Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has acknowledged Nikhil Dey's work against social movements and corruption in government welfare schemes in India.
  • US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti has congratulated Nikhil Dey on social media platform X (formerly Tutor). 

About Nikhil Dey: 

  • Nikhil Dey (born 1963) is an RTI activist from Rajasthan.
  • Nikhil Dey is the co-founder of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan in India.
  • Nikhil works for Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan, Right to Information and Employment Campaign and National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI). 
  • Nikhil Dey has also worked for Right to Information, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, Lokpal Bill and Right to Food and other human rights organisations in India.

Anjali Bhardwaj also received this award:

  • In February 2021, US President Joe Biden announced the ‘International Anti-Corruption Champions Award’ in which Indian Anjali Bhardwaj was also awarded.
  • Anjali Bhardwaj has played a role as an active member of the Right to Information movement in India for more than the last two decades.
  • Anjali Bhardwaj is the founder of 'Vigilant Citizen Organisation'. 
  • This organisation advocated for the anti-corruption Lokpal and the 'Whistleblowers Protection Act, protecting those who expose corruption and abuse of power.

FAQ

Answer:- Nikhil Dey

Answer:- America's Foreign Ministry

Answer:- Rajasthan

Answer:- Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan

Answer:- Nikhil Dey was given the 'International Anti-Corruption Champion' award for his work against corruption in social movements and government welfare schemes in India.

Answer:- Rajasthan

Answer:- Anjali Bhardwaj

Answer:- Anjali Bhardwaj
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