TM Krishna, Bezwada Wilson Are Among Awardees Of 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award

 

The list of 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees is out and two Indians have found a place in it. Acclaimed Carnatic musician TM Krishna and social activist Bezwada Wilson are the awardees from India. Other winners are Conchita Carpio-Morales from Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa from Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Vientiane Rescue from Laos.

The award is bestowed on leaders from Asia for their selfless service to society. It is named after former Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay.

40-year-old Krishna, who was born in Chennai, has been conferred the award for ‘ensuring social inclusiveness in culture.’

“In electing Thodur Madabusi Krishna to receive the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, breaking barriers of caste and class to unleash what music has to offer not just for some but for all,” his citation read.

As for Bezwada Wilson, he has been recognised by the board of trustees for ‘asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity.

 

  The list of 2016 Ramon Magsaysay awardees is out and two Indians have found a place in it. Acclaimed Carnatic musician TM Krishna and social activist Bezwada Wilson are the awardees from India. Other winners are Conchita Carpio-Morales from Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa from Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Vientiane Rescue from Laos. The award is bestowed on leaders from Asia for their selfless service to society. It is named after former Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay. 40-year-old Krishna, who was born in Chennai, has been conferred the award for ‘ensuring social inclusiveness in culture.’ “In electing Thodur Madabusi Krishna to receive the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership, the board of trustees recognizes his forceful commitment as artist and advocate to art’s power to heal India’s deep social divisions, breaking barriers of caste and class to unleash what music has to offer not just for some but for all,” his citation read. As for Bezwada Wilson, he has been recognised by the board of trustees for ‘asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity.