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GCAP Global Council Member, Ashok Bharti, Awarded the CARE Millennium Award

CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg honours GCAP Global Council Member, Ashok Bharti for his courageous and effective work for the rights of the Dalits in India with the CARE Millennium Award 2011.

Within the Millennium Campaign, Mr. Bharti has relentlessly encouraged the Dalits to exercise their rights in conjunction with government and non-government programs. His efforts to improve their lives are thus a very important contribution for the achievement of the UN-Millennium-Development-Goals.

The CARE Millennium Award CARE Deutschland-Luxemburg honours individuals who have rendered outstanding services in the process of achieving these goals. Not only does CARE want to value the commitment made by the person but also to incite him or her to carry on with the efforts. By means of good examples, CARE wants to convince the public of the effectiveness of projects in the field of development policy and encourage rethinking their own actions.

Ashok Bharti is Chairman of the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) and Member of the GCAP Global Council