Centre for Human Rights & Social Welfare gets National Harmony Award

The Centre for Human Rights & Social Welfare, Jaipur received the National Communal Harmony Award of the organisation category for the year 2009. The General Secretary of the organisation, Smt. Saroj Khan took the award. The Centre, registered in 1976, is working for communal harmony, human rights and rehabilitation of needy and deprived persons. Its activities include organising inter-faith dialogue, programmes of Milan on the occasions of Eid, Holi, Diwali and Christmas, communal harmony rallies, kavi sammelans, mushairas, etc. to promote communal harmony and national integration. The Centre has campaigned against terrorism and has been organising programmes to sensitize people on the rights of the homeless persons. The organisation actively participated in the rehabilitation work of the victims of bomb blasts that occurred in Jaipur in May 2008.
National Communal Harmony Awards for 2009 and 2010 were presented by the Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari at a function here today. Dr. Mohd. Hanif Khan Shastri received the award in the individual category for the year 2009. Dr Shastri is a Sanskrit scholar and has authored several books including Geeta Aur Quran men Samanjasya, Ved aur Quran se Mahamantra, and Gayatri aur Surah Fatiha. Dr. Shastri has dedicatedly worked to promote communal harmony through his books and talks. Acharya Lokesh Munni received the award in the individual category for the year 2010. Acharya Lokesh Muni is a social worker and orator who has contributed towards communal harmony through his oratory and writings.  He is the chief functionary of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati, a Delhi-based voluntary organisation which aims at promoting non-violence, peace and communal harmony. Acharya Lokesh Muni has been working to deescalate communal tension. He participated in a 1500 km walk from Haryana to Gujarat to promote communal harmony.