December 03, 2012 - United States
Ekal Recieved One Crore Award
Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad (BLSP), a constituent of the Ekal Abhiyan, has received the S. R. Jindal Prize 2012 for Peace, Social Harmony & Social Development. The prize money is Rupees one crore. This money will be used for the running of Ekal Vidyalayas benefitting the marginalised in remote India. It may be mentioned that Ekal has its presence in more than 40,000 villages today where more than eleven lac children are being educated.
The S.R. Jindal Prize has been instituted last year to accolade exceptional service of current significance rendered by individuals or organisations for the welfare of Indian citizens in the country. The prize was received by Sri Satya Narayan Bandhu, Patron of the Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad from the hands of respected Sri Sri Ravishankarji. Retd. Chief Justice Sri R. C. Lahoti is also seen in the picture. The award function was held on Monday the 3rd December in New Delhi.