DU student who filed over 100 RTIs wins global award

Suwan, a political science student was nominated for the award last week.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 16, 2014 1:57 am

A Delhi University (DU) student, who has filed over 100 RTIs since his schooling days, has bagged the International Young Achievers’ Award.

Himadrish Suwan was named for the award by the International Association of Educators for World Peace, which is affiliated to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UNICEF, UNESCO and UNCED.

Seventeen-year-old Suwan, a political science student at DU’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, was nominated for the award last week, an official notification posted on the DU website said.

“International Association of Educators for World Peace, on the strong recommendation of the Confederation of Indian Universities, a national platform for all universities of India, takes pleasure in endorsing and acknowledging the outstanding contribution of Suwan in the areas of media and information activism,” read the citation for the award, which was conferred on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day on October 5.

“I was always fascinated with the idea of being known as an RTI activist, but it’s definitely a big motivation to be among the youngest awardees of the UN-affiliated body,” Suwan said.

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