Indian American Sunita Viswanath honoured as Champions of Change by US White House

Sunita was selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the environment.

Created On: Jul 17, 2015 17:11 IST

Indian American woman Sunita Viswanath was on 16 July 2015 honoured as Champions of Change by the White House of United States (US). She was among 12 other faith leaders who were awarded for their efforts in protecting environment and communities from the effects of climate change.

Sunita was selected for her work to encourage Hindus to take care of the environment. Sunita is co-founder and active board member of the 14-year-old front-line women's human rights organisation, Women for Afghan Women.

Born in Chennai, she has been working with women's and human rights organisations for almost three decades.

Sunita is also co-founder and board member of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, living and building a Hinduism that prioritises social justice, and upholding the Hindu principles of ekatva (oneness), ahimsa (non-violence) and sadhana (faith in action).

The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.

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