Social Worker – Ashwini Lakhmale

35 year old Ashwini Lakhmale is associated with MAULI BAHHIDESHIYA SEWABHAWI SANSTHA, PAITHAN, DIST AURANGABAD in Maharashtra. Inspired by his Grandfather, a Freedom Fighter; Ashwini has taken to his footsteps as his Ideal. The MAULI BAHHIDESHIYA SEWABHAWI SANSTHA is engaged in education, Health and Women Empowerment.

Ashwini Lakhmale was awarded with the Women day Award, for his work.

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Civil Society Activist – Harminder Singh


Harminder Singh is a Civil society activist, active in Chandigarh but working for Punjab as well as Haryana states. 30 years old Harminder took to RTI Activism 3 years back and has to his credit a full blown Civil Rights movement in the regional Capital Hub – Chandigarh. He is also the founder president of SARGHI Welfare Society


Participated in the Talk Show  “Baat Karne Se Hi Baat Banti Hai” on RTI Act, 2005  with JYOTIRGAMAYA 91.2 MHz (Panjab University Community Radio).


  • Short Film on Consumer Rights –
  • Documentary on Punjabi Language –
  • Short Film on Demonitization –



  • Attended 3 days training of trainers program for district resource persons at Mahatma Gandhi State institute of public Administration, Punjab Chandigarh on improving transparency and accountability in government through effective implementation of RTI Act, 2005.
  • Attended 2 days training of trainers program for district resource persons at Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab Chandigarh on improving transparency and accountability in government through effective implementation of RTI Act, 2005.



  • Delivered Lecture on the topic “Consumer Rights” during Nehru Yuva Kendra’s Training at RGNIYD & Block Awareness Camp at Dhanas, Chandigarh.
  • Made people aware about their consumer rights and assist them in drafting and filling their cases in consumer forum & Filed  more than 10 cases in Consumer Forum Chandigarh.
  • Drawn Attention of the administrator Chandigarh regarding overcharging by shopkeepers in public places-effects, Chandigarh Administration displayed the helpline numbers for consumers at Bus Terminus, Sector-43.
  • Drawn attention of the Mayor, Chandigarh regarding over Charges taken by parking contractors.
  • Drawn attention of the Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU, New Delhi towards over returned overcharged money to the student with a letter of apology.
  • Drawn attention of consumer forum regarding the unfair trade practices by the shopkeepers and the MNC’s.



  • Drawn attention of the haryana human rights commission towards the plight condition of mentally retarded beggars in yamuna nagar, haryana.
  • Drawn attention of ccpr towards the child begging in chandigarh.
  • National Election study 2004 conducted by CSDS, New Delhi.
  • State of the Nation survey august, 2006, conducted by CSDS, New Delhi.
  • State of the Nation Survey august, 2007, conducted by CSDS, New Delhi.



  • Article published in periodical Nzaria Oct-Dec, 2008 issue title “Parshashan de dursahas da dukhant”.
  • Article on consumer rights in district carrier magazsine (In Press).


Motivated from Bhagat Pooran Singh, Social Reformer & Dr. Ravinder Singh, Lecturer, Govt.  School, Jalandhar.


  • To Aware People about Consumer Rights.
  • To Aware People about Right to Information Act.
  • To Aware People about various Government Policies for betterment of the Society.



Professional Social Worker – Dr. Anthony Raju


Dr. Anthony Raju – Advocate , Supreme Court of India and a dynamic, dedicated , Internationally known HUMAN RIGHTS , PEACE Ambassador & SOCIAL Worker and is one of India’s foremost voices of Human Rights.

Dr. Anthony Raju , who is an Internationally Reputed PEACE BUILDER, HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER , Diplomat , an Eminent Social Reformer & Activist, Environmentalist, Educator, Human Rights & Constitutional Rights Activists, Motivator, Change maker, Teacher Trainer, Disaster management Expert, Panel Arbitrator in National & International Level, Legal Aid Expert, Academician, Humanitarian works Expert, etc.

Dr. Anthony Raju has been awarded with several National & International Awards for his Excellence works for more than 10 Years for promoting and protecting Human Rights. He has been awarded with several (Honoris Causa) Degrees , Like Doctor of Sociology , Phd. Social Work by Universal Academy for Global Peace , Life time membership and Award by International Journalism Centre , National Human Rights Activist Award by All India Newspaper Association , Ambassador of Peace Award by Blind Association, Peace Ambassador by Global Peace Initiative -USA

Dr. Anthony Raju is a Global Chairman of All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice and Ex officio Chairman of various committees working under All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties and Social Justice as:

National Human Rights Advisory Council National Legal Council

All India Consumer Protection Council All India Anti Corruption Council

All India Bar Federation

National Council of News and Broadcasting Universal mission for Peace and Harmony

Council of Human Resources Professional of India

World Inter-Faith Council for Peace & Human Rights

Asian Human Rights Council ,

International Council for Human Rights

Dr. Anthony Raju has born and raised in very poor family in Meerut , Uttar Pradesh , By his early childhood, Dr. Anthony Raju’s family had become poor; at an early age, he sold newspapers and worked in various small shops to supplement his family’s income, besides this he has completed all his educations , including LLM.

Dr. Anthony Raju has done various projects on

Transnational Corporations and other business enterprises , Business and Human Rights , HR and equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation, Child pornography, HR and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, Violence against Children, Right of peoples to self-determination, Trafficking in Persons, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Internally displaced persons, Violence against Women, Migration and HR of Migrants ,Elimination of discrimination against Women ,Minorities, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, HR Education and Training, Environment, Human Resources, Freedom of Religion & Belief, HR Defenders , Globalization – Business & HR , HR and international solidarity , Human rights of persons with disabilities , Torture , Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion & Expression , Information Management & Technology ,Democracy ,Right to Development Economic reform policies and foreign Governance & Debt ,Racism, Right to Education, Protection and promotion of HR through action to combat impunity ,Right to food , Right to the highest attainable standard of physical or mental health, Poverty, Civil and Political Rights HRC, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, HIV/AIDS & Human Rights, HR & Counter terrorism.

Dr. Anthony Raju has founded All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice (AICHLS), and is functioning with commitment to the Noble Cause of Human Rights Protection and Promotion, Justice for All, Economic Upliftment of the Underprivileged, Education, Love, Peace, Harmony and Friendship, National & International Integration by Exchange of Ideas & Ethos in India and also amongst the neighboring countries and the people of the rest of the World at large. All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice has several branches in India and abroad, having Thousands of dedicated volunteers. AICHLS is a social organization for the ignored, disregarded, over-looked, victimized, oppressed, depressed, tortured people of the society and it cultivates awareness in them with regard to their rights. AICHLS is a highly informative secured Human Rights Agency in the service of the humanity with full Legal status.

Dr. Anthony Raju had justified his position many times against the capital punishment , he has publicly condemned this barbaric act in name of punishment. He believes that the value of the offender’s life cannot be destroyed by the offender’s bad conduct – even if they have killed someone. He has written number of articles on Extra Judicial Killings, Violence Against Women, Right to Education, Rights to Information Contemporary forms of slavery , Right to an adequate Standard of living, Extrajudicial, summary of arbitrary executions , Sale of Children, Child prostitution , Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Dr. Anthony Raju spends most of the time between Tribal , underprivileged , Villages , he widely travels in various States i.e Orissa , Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand , Bihar , Uttar Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh , Uttrakhand , Gujarat , Rajasthan etc.


Professional Social Worker – Nafisa Hussain

43 years old Nafisa Hussain realised during her days at Tezpur University that she had to do something for the women of her area, since they were backward due to lack of resources and attitude of the society. Soon she understood the potential of an organised body, which could do much more than an individual. Therefore, Drishti Foundation was formed at Nagaon, Assam.

She is the founder member of DRISTI FOUNDATION. Also working as a resource person for SIRD&PR (State Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Govt of Assam) and also as a Trainer under NRLM(National Rural Livelihood Mission)
She is also a member of Resource Team under GPDP, Barhampur GP. 2. District Level Co-ordination Committee, Aryabhatta Science Center. Nagaon, Assam. 3. Block Level Co-ordintion Committee, Barhampur ICDS Project, Nagaon, Assam. 4. Block Level Committee, Rajyik Mahila Ayog, Barhampur Dev Block, Nagaon, Assam. 5. District Level Selection Committee for the Selection of “Chief minister’s Best Community Action Award for Development”, Nagaon, Assam. 6. District Level Selection Committee “New Social Security scheme- Financial Assistance to Widows”, Nagaon, Assam. 7. District Level Selection Committee for “Zila Mahila Samman” and “Rajya Mahila Samman” Award, Nagaon, Assam

Nafisa Hussain feels that the women in this part of the country are still quite backward literally and technologically also. It’s my little effort to make it possible for them to come forward to decision making platform.

Unsung Heroes: K. A. Thomas

Fr. K. A. Thomas, sdb, is the founder director of Institution for Culture And Rural Development, Jorhat,
Assam. He is a fellow of Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Virginia, USA. He has travelled widely in Northeast India, knows its people and cultures, and specializes in the culture of the local people. He has travelled in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and has learned about the life and culture of second generation Philippino-Americans. He has worked for more than forty years in Assam. One of the specialized research papers that he has authored is “Neo-Vaishnavite Monasticism in Assam in the Light of Christian Monasticism”, about the Satra Institution of Assam. After about 15 years heading educational institutions, he ventured out for community transformation working with the under-privileged. He has founded Jeevan Entrepreneurship Training Institute, Jorhat, training educated unemployed youth in professional development.

He has bachelors in Arts, Bachelors in Assamese Language, Bachelors in Philosophy, Bachelors in Education, Bachelors in Theology (from Sacred Heart Th. College, Shillong, affiliated to UPS, Rome), and Masters in Multi Cultural Ministry from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA. He is a member of Don Bosco international.

Institution for Culture And Rural Development (I-CARD) founded by Fr. Thomas “empowers tribal communities to discover their identities and achieve recognition, based on the Mising model it has tested”. In this model, Fr. Thomas has been working with the 1.4 million Mising tribe for the past 20 years. About 70% of all Mising tribal children drop out of school. The demands of the farm, of caring for siblings, lack of motivated parents and teachers, the absence of school buildings, and the fact that their educated elder brothers and sisters do not have jobs, cause Mising students to drop out.
It is in this scenario that Fr. Thomas has set in motion the ‘angels of change’ to transform their society.