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Tawde asks Vatwani, Wangchuk to become Maharashtra's brand ambassadors

Wangchuk was recognized for "his uniquely systematic, collaborative and community-driven reform of learning systems in remote northern India, thus improving life opportunities of Ladakhi youth."


PTI 04 Aug 2018, 04:17 PM India

Maharashtra Education minister Vinod Tawde today asked Ramon Magsaysay award winners Bharat Vatwani and Sonam Wangchuk to become the brand ambassadors of the state to enhance the emotional quotient of its people. Tawde was speaking at a function here to felicitate Vatwani and Wangchuk and asked both winners to collaborate and work for society.

Vatwani was recognized for "his tremendous courage and healing compassion in embracing Indias mentally-afflicted destitute, and his steadfast and magnanimous dedication to the work of restoring and affirming the human dignity of even the most ostracised," the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation had said in its citation for the winner.

Wangchuk was recognized for "his uniquely systematic, collaborative and community-driven reform of learning systems in remote northern India, thus improving life opportunities of Ladakhi youth."

The citation further praised him for "his constructive engagement of all sectors in local society to harness science and culture creatively for economic progress".

"It has been proved that students take interest in education which is linked to native soil. Hence, Sonam Wangchuk could work in remote areas of Ladakh. Bharat Watwani offered shelter to patients with psychological disorders as a means to repay his dues to society," Tawde said.

He added that the emotional quotient in Indians can create a strong human resource which could make the country a leader in various fields in the coming years.

"Enhancing the intelligence quotient alone will not suffice. Enhancement of the emotional quotient is equally important. Hence it is imperative to link emotional quotient with intelligence quotient," Tawde said.

Established in 1957, the Ramon Magsaysay Award is awarded to individuals or organizations in Asia who manifest the same selfless service and transformative influence that ruled the life of the former Philippines president after whom it is named.

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