What is the Ramon Magsaysay Award called and why is it given?
Ramon Magsaysay Award or Ramon Magsaysay Award is given to individuals and organizations of Asia for doing particularly remarkable work in their respective fields. It is also often called the Nobel Prize of Asia. This Ramon Magsaysay Award is given by the Foundation in memory of the former President of the Philippines, Ramon Magsaysay.
The award is given annually on the occasion of Magsaysay Jayanti on 31 August for public service, community service, journalism, literature and creative arts and international understanding. This award can also be given to non-Asian organizations, institutions for working in the interest of Asia.
Ramon Magsaysay Award Brief Description:
|Award Categories||Government Service, Public Service, Community Leadership, Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts, Peace and International Harmony and Emerging Leadership|
|Provider||Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation|
|The Last Indian Winner||Sothiara Chhim, Gary Bencheghi, Tadashi Hattori, Bernadette Madrid (2022)|
History of Ramon Magsaysay Award:
The Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York. With the consent of the Government of the Philippines, this award was instituted in the memory of former President Ramon Magsaysay, so that the memory of his courageous service to the common people, practical idealism and pure government character in a democratic society can be kept fresh.
Categories of Ramon Magsaysay Award:
This award is given annually in 6 categories:
- Government Service: To honor for distinguished service in any branch of government, including executive, judicial service, legislature or military.
- Public Service: Encompassing the remarkable service rendered by any citizen to the public interest.
- Community Leadership: Leadership in a community, respect for providing more opportunities and support for a better life to the disadvantaged.
- Journalism, Literature and the Arts of Creative Communication: Effective writing, publishing or photography or the use of the medium of radio, television, cinema or the performing arts as a force acting in the public interest.
- Peace and International Goodwill: In recognition of the contribution made to the promotion of friendship, coexistence, peace and solidarity, to lay the groundwork for the development of continued friendship within and between countries.
- Emerging Leadership: Recognition for remarkable work done for social change in their community by people 40 years of age or younger whose leadership has not yet been recognized outside of their community.
List of all Indian Ramon Magsaysay Award winners from 1958 to 2023:
|2023||Dr. Ravi Kannan R.||Doctor|
|2021||Dr. Firdausi Qadri||Bangladesh|
|2018||Bharat Vatwani (psychologist)||Social Service|
|2018||Sonam Wangchuk (Engineer)||Social Service|
|2016||Bezwada Wilson||public service|
|2016||T. M. Krishna||Social Cohesion|
|2015||Sanjeev Chaturvedi||against corruption|
|2015||Anshu Gupta||Social Work|
|2012||Kulandei Francis||Social Work|
|2011||Neelima Mishra||Social Work|
|2009||Deep Joshi||Social Worker|
|2008||Mandakini Amte||Tribal Welfare Work|
|2008||Prakash Amte||Tribal Welfare Work|
|2007||Palagummi Sainath||Literature, journalism and creative communication arts|
|2006||Arvind Kejriwal||emergency leadership|
|2005||V. Shanta||public service|
|2004||Laxminarayan Ramdas||Peace and International Settlement|
|2003||Shanta Sinha||Community Leadership|
|2003||James Michael Lyngdoh||Government service|
|2002||Sandeep Pandey||emergency leadership|
|2001||Rajendra Singh||Community Leadership|
|2000||Joaquin Arputham||Peace and International Settlement|
|2000||Aruna Roy||Community Leadership|
|1997||Mahesh Chandra Mehta||public service|
|1997||Mahasweta Devi||Literature, journalism and creative communication arts|
|1996||T. N. remainder||Government service|
|1996||Pandurang Athawale||Community Leadership|
|1994||Kiran Bedi||Government service|
|1993||Banu Koyaji||public service|
|1992||Pandit Ravi Shankar||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1991||K. V. Subanna||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1989||Laxmichand Jain||public service|
|1985||Murlidhar Devidas Amte||public service|
|1984||R. K. Laxman||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1982||Chandi Prasad Bhatt||Community Leadership|
|1982||Manibhai Desai||public service|
|1982||Arun Shourie||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1981||Gour Kishore Ghosh||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1981||Pramod Karan Sethi||Community Leadership|
|1979||Rajankant Arol||Community Leadership|
|1979||Mabella Arrol||Community Leadership|
|1977||Ila Ramesh Bhatt||Community Leadership|
|1976||Shambhu Mitra||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1975||B. Yes. Varghese||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1971||M. s. Swaminathan||Community Leadership|
|1967||Satyajit Ray||Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts|
|1966||Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay||Community Leadership|
|1965||Jayaprakash Narayan||public service|
|1963||D. N. scratch||Community Leadership|
|1963||Tribhuvandas Krishibhai Patel||Community Leadership|
|1963||Verghese Kurien||Community Leadership|
|1962||Mother Teresa||International Harmony|
|1961||Amitabh Choudhary||Journalism, literature and creative communication|
|1959||C. D. Deshmukh||Government service|
|1958||Vinoba Bhave||Community Leadership|
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