New Delhi, September 23— The 2nd Ankit-Junaid Social Harmony Award & Fellowship for the year 2020 will be awarded two students — Ashwini Ramesh Kamble of Tata Institute of Social Studies (TISS), Mumbai and Rahul Kapoor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. The award was set up in 2019 by renowned social group Khudai Khidmatgar with an aim to promote communal harmony in the society.
“The jury of eminent social activists of the country selected two students after scrutinizing hundreds of nominations for “Second Ankit-Junaid Social Harmony Award & Fellowship 2020,” Khudai Khidmatgar announced on Wednesday.
The group also provided a brief about the two young awardees.
“Ashwini Ramesh Kamble is pursuing her post-graduation in Women Centered Practice from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai campus. Ashwini is working for the upliftment of women in the rural society of District Satara. Rahul Kapoor is PhD scholar from Jamia Millia Islamia. He has always been very vocal on issues of fighting hate crimes in the society and was active in relief work distribution in the riot affected areas of North East Delhi before and during the lockdown. He often creates awareness on issues promoting social and communal harmony,” said Khudai Khidmatgar.
In 2019, the award was given to two students — Nida Akram from Aligarh Muslim University and Kartik Dora from Delhi University.
Khudai Khidmatgar had named the award after Ankit Saxena of Delhi and Mohammad Junaid of Haryana – the two young men who were beaten to death by some people in separate incidents in Delhi and in a running train in Haryana in 2018 and 2017 respectively.