Malaysia’s “Father of Independence”, who became president of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and spearheaded the alliance between the UMNO and the Malayan Chinese Association (1951) and that of the UMNO and the Malayan Indian Congress (1955)
Community Leadership Awardees
Recognized for leadership of a community toward helping the disadvantaged have fuller opportunities and a better life.
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A Malaysian politician who became a prime example of how government officials can reshape their society through efficient and innovative planning
A social worker from Bangladesh who championed the role of women, especially from rural areas, in improving their families’ livelihoods
A British citizen from Bangladesh who formed Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee that improved the lives of 220 villages in a 160 square mile area in less than three years
An Indian medical doctor who, together with her husband Prakash, who set up rural hospitals for marginalized communities in remote India
An Indian medical doctor who, together with his wife Mandakini, who set up rural hospitals for marginalized communities in remote India
A Sri Lankan who founded a movement that mobilized thousands of people using the idea of voluntary service based on truth, non-violence and self-denial
A doctor who shared with her husband Rajanikant a passion to serve India’s rural poor through medical service
A doctor who shared with his wife Mabelle Rajanikant a passion to serve India’s rural poor through medical service
An Indian leader who founded a school combining India's sacred knowledge with Western learning