Indian-American attorney awarded 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award

Oct 17, 2017 09:48 IST
Indian-American attorney awarded 3rd American Bazaar Philanthropy award

Noted Indian-American attorney Ajay Raju has been honoured with the third American Bazaar Philanthropy award in recognition of his philanthropic activities in the United States.

Raju was honoured for his commitment to revive Philadelphia through the Germination Project. The Germination project is a signature initiative of the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation that recruits talented teenagers and prepares them to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Previous recipients of the award include, Indian-American philanthropist Frank Islam and Suri Sehgal, founder of the SM Sehgal Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, former winner Frank Islam said that Raju has done a fabulous job in regenerating the city of brotherly love.”We are living in an increasingly dangerous world and times. World peace is essential for the future of this planet. There is much deadly conflict now and threats of it around the globe which must be controlled," he said.

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Background

• The United States of America has a rich tradition of charity and giving.

• Last year Americans gave USD 500 billion in donations to charities.

• Almost 70 per cent of the donation was given by individuals and only five per cent came from the corporate sector.

• One third of the donations went for religious purposes, 20 per cent went to education and 10 per cent to social services.

The American Bazaar is a Washington DC- based online ethnic news publication that covers stories related to Indian-Americans.

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