Thursday, 25 August 2011

Distinguished Service to Humanism Award - 2011

Prof Narendra Nayak and Mr VB Rawat from India were conferred with the Distinguished Service to Humanism Award by the World Humanist Congress held in Oslo this month. The other awardee this year is Mr David Pollock of UK.

The award was instituted by International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a world umbrella organisation embracing Humanist, atheist, rationalist, secularist, skeptic, laique, ethical cultural,  freethought and similar organisations world-wide.

The Distinguished Service to Humanism Award recognizes, according to Wikipedia, the contributions of Humanist activists to International Humanism and to organised Humanism.

Prof Narendra Nayak is the President of Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations (FIRA). Mr VB Rawat is the Director of Social Development Foundation, New Delhi and is a National Executive Member of FIRA.

- RG Rao, National Secretary, FIRA


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