July 29: AIIMS (All India Institute Of Medical Science) former Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta, founder of NGO Goonj are to be conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay Award. Also Read - Govt's publicity bill: Rs 2,374 cr on electronic media, Rs 670 cr on outdoor publicity

Chaturvedi is an Indian Forest Service officer and is a 1995 batch Electrical Engineer from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology. In 2012, Gupta was named India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year by Schwab Foundation which is a sister organization of World Economic Forum. In 1999, Gupta founded Goonj, a non-government organization (NGO)  after leaving his a corporate job to start a humanitarian organization. Also Read - Despite CIC orders, PMO refuses to give info on blackmoney brought from abroad

Other Magsaysay award winners include Kommaly Chanthavong from Laos, Kyaw Thu from Myanmar and Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa from Philippines. The Award is given to those who excel in their sector and give courageous service to the people. Ramon Magsaysay Award is considered to be Asian equivalent to the Noble Prize. It is named after former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and the award is given to those who continues the legacy of the President who was efficient in his works. Also Read - Despite CIC orders, PMO refuses info on black money brought from abroad