US award for anti-corruption activist Anjali Bharadwaj

Washington, February 24

Anjali Bharadwaj, an Indian social activist working on issues of transparency and accountability, is one of the 12 “courageous” individuals named by the Biden administration for the newly-instituted International Anti-Corruption Champions Award.

According to the State Department, Bharadwaj, 48, has served as an active member of the Right to Information Movement in India for over two decades.

“The Biden administration recognises that we will only be successful in combating these issues by working in concert with committed partners, including courageous individuals who champion anti-corruption efforts,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday. — PTI

About the activist

  • Anjali Bharadwaj is the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan, a citizens’ group with a mandate to promote transparency in government.
  • She is also a convener of the National Campaign for Peoples’ Right to Information.

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