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, formerly Bezwada,
city (1991 pop. 845,756), Andhra Pradesh state, SE India, near the Krishna River delta. It is a transportation and administrative hub and the trade center for the Eastern Ghats. It has an airport with connections to major Indian cities.
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New Delhi: When Bezwada Wilson was dispatched for studies to a residential upper primary school in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in the early 1970s, the young boy from the neighbouring state of Karnataka assumed it was an act of overzealous protection by his parents, who simply wanted him out of the traditional gold-mining neighbourhood he grew up in.
3) Mr Bezwada Wilson is a crusader against manual scavenging in India; this quote is from a public lecture at the Student Christian Movement of India, Bangalore in November 2012 (emphasis mine).
Bezwada will make a joint presentation--"A vertically integrated approach for tailoring bioresorbable polymers: from monomers to implantable devices"--at a "Corporate Lunch Forum" on Friday, May 30th, during the upcoming 8th World Biomaterials Congress (May 28-June 1) in Amsterdam.
The six awardees who were referred to by Ramon Magsaysay Foundation President Carmencita Abella as 'Heroes of Asia' were Dompet Duafa, an Indonesian organization; Bezwada Wilson, an advocate of the anti-manual scavenging movement in India; Thodur Madabusi Krishna, a Karnatik musician and activist; Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers; Laotian rescue organization Vientiane Rescue, and Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.
Bezwada HP, Shah AR, Harding SH, Baker J, Johanson NA, Mont MA, Cementless bipolar hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly.
Aside from Morales, who accepted the award in her emerald green Filipiniana, the other awardees were Bezwada Wilson and Thodur Madabusi Krishna from India, Dompet Dhuafa from Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers from Japan and Vientiane Rescue from Laos.
Bezwada Wilson's poignant, articulate and heart-rending words on the screen could not have gone without touching the hearts of the viewers.
Bezwada Wilson has for the last 32 years led a grassroots movement in India that has helped liberate about half of that country's 600,000 scavengers.
The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation, which celebrates the 'greatness of spirit' of Asians who have dared to create social good in their communities, named the awardees this year as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Indian Karnatic musician Thodur Madabusi Krishna, Indian human rights activist Bezwada Wilson, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, Laos' Vientiane Rescue, Indonesia's Dompet Dhuafa.
Besides Morales, the other awardees are Bezwada Wilson and Thodur Madabusi Krishna from India, Dompet Dhuafa from Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers from Japan and Vientiane Rescue from Laos.
The five other 2016 RM awardees were India's crusader Bezwada Wilson and Karnatic musician Thodur Madabusi Krishna, and three private organizations: the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV), Laos' Vientiane Rescue, and Indonesia's Dompet Dhuafa (wallet of the poor).
Two Indians are also hailed by the award-giving body: anti-manual scavenging activist Bezwada Wilson and musician Thodur Madabusi Krishna, who is an awardee for Emergent Leadership.