An Indian environmentalist who started a successful, nonviolent movement in protecting the forests of India from deforestation and misuse
Community Leadership Awardees
Recognized for leadership of a community toward helping the disadvantaged have fuller opportunities and a better life.
An Indian lawyer turned social worker who took on the challenge of helping impoverished and marginalized women in Gujarat, India.
An Indian freedom fighter and spiritual teacher who advocated nonviolence and human right and founded the Bhoodan Movement (Gift of Land)
The British refugee from China and the founder of a camp for refugees from mainland China on Sunshine Island, Hong Kong
A medical doctor from Thailand who educated the people of a remote community to a new and vital awareness of what they can do for themselves with meager means
An Indian social reformer and freedom fighter most remembered for her contribution to the Indian independence movement
A Taiwanese Buddhist nun (bhikkhuni), teacher, and philanthropist often called the "Mother Teresa of Asia."
A Bangladeshi public health activist and the founder of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, a rural healthcare facility
A Jesuit priest who improved the lives of slum dwellers in South Korea by organizing them into thriving communities
A Filipina who, together with her husband, established the Bantug Community Cooperative Credit Union which improved the lives of rural folks