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First Ever Allard Prize for International Integrity Presented to Anna Hazare

Sep 27, 2013 15:02 IST

Anna HazareThe University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law on 25 September 2013 presented Anna Hazare with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity at Vancouver, Canada.

The Allard prize is one of the world’s largest awards recognizing efforts to combat corruption and to promote human rights.

About Allard Prize

The Allard Prize established in October 2012 by UBC Law alumnus Peter A. Allard, QC and the Allard Prize is awarded to an individual, movement or organization that has shown exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law. The prize money for the award is 100000 US Dollars.

About Anna Hazare

Kisan Bapat Baburao Hazare born on 15 January 1940, popularly recognized as Anna Hazare, is an Indian social activist who is particularly acknowledged for his contribution in order to the development of Ralegan Siddhi, a village in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India and his efforts for establishing it as a model village, for which he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by Government of India, in 1992. He played a large part in the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement.

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