NEW DELHI: According to K.G. Balakrishnan, former chief justice of the Supreme Court and chairman of National Human Rights Commission, society can grow only if it draws inspiration from its great leaders. He was speaking at a seminar organized jointly by Dalit Tirth Isthan Utthan Nyas and Babu Jagjivanram Kala Sanskriti Evam Sahitya Academy on the eve of the Constitution Day at the Constitution Club.
On this occasion, T. Tethan, Rajesh Bagga, Kamaljeet Singh Soyi, Suresh Rathore, Sadhvi Bahan Prachi, Purnima Vidhyarthi, Manoj Gorkila, Suraj Bhan Kataria, Devendra Vaditi, O.P. Yadav and Dr Sukhdev Hoi were presented with national awards 2014 named after Dalit personalities.. In attendance were Union Minister of State for Social Justice Vijay Sampla, former Union Minister and MP Dr Satyanarayan Jatia, former Union Minister Dr Sanjay Paswan, Nepalese MP Jiwan Pariyar, Indresh Kumar and Anita Arya. A large number of journalists, litterateurs, artistes and former MPs and ministers from all over the country also attended the function.
Published in the January 2015 issue of the Forward Press magazine
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