South African and Indian groups honour Ashok Ramsarup for people-centric journalism

(L to R) Dr Ishwar Gilada, President AIDS Society of India;
awardee journalist Ashok Ramsarup; Mahatma Gandhi's grand
daughter Ela Gandhi and CNS head Shobha Shukla
[CNS Images] South African and Indian groups honoured longstanding journalist Ashok Ramsarup for his inspiring journalism covering health and development issues in South Africa, India and other nations in South Asia.

South Africa's Gandhi Development Trust led by Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Ela Gandhi who has devoted several decades in fighting apartheid and working for non-violent peaceful and just social order, conferred upon the Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 on Ashok Ramsarup.

Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 was co-hosted by AIDS Society of India, Gandhi Development Trust of South Africa, People's Health Organization, Asha Parivar and Citizen News Service (CNS).

Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India (ASI); Shobha Shukla, Executive Director and Managing Editor of CNS joined Ela Gandhi, founder of Gandhi Development Trust to honour Ashok Ramsarup in Phoenix Settlement in Durban, South Africa to mark International Nelson Mandela Day, 18th July 2016.

Ela Gandhi honoured with Special Achievement Award

(L to R) Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India
Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Awardee A Ramsarup;
Special Achievement Awardee 2016 Ela Gandhi and
CNS Executive Director Shobha Shukla
Ela Gandhi was also conferred upon Special Achievement Award 2016 by AIDS Society of India, People's Health Organization, Asha Parivar and CNS for her dedicated contribution to establish a just, non-violent and social order in the world. Apart from actively contributing to the people's movement to end apartheid and injustices, she has relentlessly contributed to make world a better place. Peace, non-violence, gender and development justice are some of the key areas where she is still actively striving to bring in the desired change. Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS Society of India and Shobha Shukla of CNS felicitated her to acknowledge her lifetime contribution for social justice.

Know more about 2016 Health Justice Lifetime Achievement Awardee Ashok Ramsarup
Ashok Ramsarup, decorated senior journalist

Mr Ashok Ramsarup, is a senior and widely acclaimed award-winning journalist in Durban, South Africa, with 42 years of rich experience in journalism (12 years with Sunday Times and 30 years in broadcast journalism with South African Broadcasting Corporation – SABC). He studied at Durban University of Technology, South Africa.

Mr Ramsarup has had a decorated career in journalism marked by a range of awards and recognitions highlighting his work, including coveted international awards across this sector. For instance, a landmark international award of repute was conferred upon him in recognition of his journalism work to promote peace and harmony between India and Pakistan.

Mr Ramsarup has been an inspiration and professional guide to Citizen News Service (CNS) over the years and helped shape our health and development reporting in Asian and African nations. He moderated monthly CNS webinars for media in Asian and African nations on current global health priorities as well.

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18th July 2016 | International Nelson Mandela Day

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