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Who Is Anjali Bhardwaj? US International Anti-Corruption Champions Award

United State International Anti-Corruption Champions Award:

An Indian social activist, Anjali Bhardwaj, who works on issues of transparency and accountability has been selected for the “United State International Anti-Corruption Champions Award” along with the other 11 anti-corruption champions. These names were announced by the Joe Biden administration.

  • Biden administration is of the view that these issues can be tackled only by working in coordination with the committed partners.
  • These partners could be:
    • Courageous individuals, who champion the anti-corruption efforts and
    • Countries, which are working to fulfil their commitments with respect to the international anti-corruption standards.
  • Thus, this new International Anti-Corruption Champions Award was announced that recognized individuals who have worked tirelessly against transparency & corruption in order to ensure accountability in their own countries.

Anjali Bhardwaj:

  • She is a 48-year-old activist who is also the founder of ‘Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS)’.
  • SNS is a citizens’ group that promotes transparency and accountability in government and also encourages the active participation of citizens.
  • She has also served as an active member in the “Right to Information Movement” in India.
  • She is a convener of the National Campaign for People’s’ Right to Information. This campaign resulted in the establishment of an anti-corruption ombudsman and the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act.