Young social activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti president Akhil Gogoi received the prestigious 2nd Shanmugam Manjunath Integrity Award from the Magsassay awardee Kiran Bedi at a function held on Friday at the IIT Seminar Hall, New Delhi. Giving away the award Magsassay Award winner encouraged Mr Gogoi for his relentless and untiring efforts to ensure transparency between public life and government functionings. Mr Gogoi who hails from upper Assam’s Golaghat district has been awarded for his fight against corruption.
The award is dedicated to encourages those who work to uphold the values of truth and honesty in Indian corporate, government and public life.
The award has a citation and a cash prize of Rupees One Lakh.
Manjunath Shanmugam, Alumnus of IIM Lucknow, was a Indian Oil sales officer, who unfolded adultration of fuel by a IOCL dealer in Lakhimpur Khiri area of Uttar Pradesh and later he was killed by the IOCL dealer.