It takes a lot of courage to stand up and raise one’s voice for the upliftment of Dalit community in our society. Eknath Awad is one such name among several other social activists who had a desire to bring in such a change. A lawyer by profession, Eknath Awad devoted five long years in understanding and managing the functionality of NGO’s. Further he went on to establish the Rural Development Center which works towards empowerment of Dalit and tribal woman. This week, IBN—Lokmat brings to you his journey from a lawyer to a social activist only on Great Bhet, Saturday 12th January 2013 at 9:30 pm.

Eknath Awad was raised in poverty, his parents being laborers’. He grew up being very sensitive towards the lower class and got involved in various Human Rights campaigns. Eknath is in the founding committee of Rural Development Centre and Right to Land in Maharashtra. The institution works towards fundamental rights of the Dalit community which fights for justice, liberty, equality and fraternity in day-to-day life. Most of his projects are aimed at generating income for the Dalit population which is living below the poverty line. And for such people, starvation is the only way to survive.

Many greats such as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Jyotirao Phule, Nelson Mandela who have worked towards the development for human rights were his inspiration. This week on IBN-Lokmat, know more about Eknath’s commitment towards the downtrodden, tune in to Great Bhet on Saturday, 13th January 2013 at 9:30 pm only on IBN-Lokmat.

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