Chetna Dr. Ambedkar Awards Recipients 2018
Chetna Association of Canada is a community-based society registered under the Societies Act of BC. It was established in 1999 with a primary objective of raising awareness about the caste-based issues globally. Chetna regularly promotes the benefits of creating casteless, respectful and inclusive communities through dialogues, discussions, presentations and seminars.
The members of Chetna take inspiration from Baba Saheb Dr. B R Ambedkar, the champion of human rights in India. Chetna currently has a strong partnership with Dr. Hari Sharma foundation, Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and various departments of University of British Columbia (UBC). The partnership has planned and delivered Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lectures since 2016.
Chetna Association of Canada
Dr. Ambedkar Awards Night 2018
Dr. Ambedkar Awards Night 2019
Chetna Dr. Ambedkar Awards Recipients 2019
International Day of Yoga
International Day of Yoga was proclaimed in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly and has since then been observed annually on June 21.
Yoga is an ancient technique and has many benefits. It helps with giving physical and mental strength. When yoga along with other techniques are applied, it also helps to bring balance at the personal and collective level.
On 21 June, the world will once again take a deep breath and stretch to celebrate the International Day of Yoga. This year’s celebration holds greater meaning; an inward journey may be the best antidote to the external checks placed on us by a confounding virus. A planetary lockdown with social distancing norms means that we wouldn’t experience the collective energy of a yoga congregation. But this year’s defining theme of Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family, will ensure respect for public health measures, while encouraging yoga with family bonding, in the security of our homes.
Recipient of S. Tara Singh Hayer Award of Journalism: Navjot Dhillon
Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Art and Literature Award: Mohan Karimpuri
Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Life Time Achievement Award: Dr. Sanja Boskovic
Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Social Justice Award: Dr. Suraj Yengde
Recipient of S. Tara Singh Hayer Award of Journalism: Parmod Puri
Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Art and Literature Award: Bhagwant Rasulpuri
Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Life Time Achievement Award: Jay Manhas
Recipient of Dr. Ambedkar Social Justice Award: Santosh Das UK