Saraswoti receives US GARC Award

Dainik Nepal Aug 10, 2023 | 15:42

Washington DC: US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, honoured social activist of Nepal, Saraswoti Nepali, with the Global Anti-Racism Champions (GARC) Award, 2023′ on Wednesday.

At a programme organised at the United States Department of State, it was shared that the award was conferred on Saraswoti in recognition of her two-decade plus advocacy for the human rights of excluded groups, poor and people with disability in Nepal, reads a statement issued by the State Department.

Saraswoti has been pitching for the rights of the marginalized communities in Nepal and numerous Dalit families of rural western districts of Nepal have obtained legal right over the land ownership as a result of her efforts.

Saraswoti is the first Nepali to receive this award presented by US Department of State. Similarly, social activists of Tunisia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Moldova and Peru were also honoured with the award along with Saraswoti.


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