AK Parashar, an elderly resident of Sri Agrasen Apartments, Sector 7, Dwarka, was recently honoured with the JP Award for his work in the field of human rights.
He was given the award by Lok Nayak Jayaprakash International Studies Development Centre at a function in National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.
The award is given to people for their contribution to fields such as social work, art, culture, human rights, literature and theatre.
Jagdishwar Goburdhun, High Commissioner of Mauritius, gave the award to Parashar. Ram Das Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, was the chief guest at the function.
Parashar, a social activist, retired as Joint Registrar and Focal Point For Human Rights Defenders, National Human Rights Commission. He has also been awarded the Justice Mr Ranganath Mishra Memorial Award and Justice VR Krishna Iyer Centenary Award for social justice and human rights crusade.
“I believe in social justice and standing up for the rights of others, and I have made efforts in that direction even while I was in service. Now I am bringing that effort into my social life in Dwarka. I want to do this my whole life and try to defend human rights for the community,” Parashar told City Spidey.