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Gethsie Shanmugam, Sri Lankan teacher wins Ramon Magasaysay award.

TNPSC Current Affairs July 2017

Sri Lankan teacher Gethsie Shanmugam , has won the one among the six recipient of Ramson Magasaysay award for counselled war widows and orphans to overcome their nightmares.

The other 5 winners are
2.Yoshiaki Ishizawa, Japanese historian for helping Cambodians to preserve Angkor temples.
3.Abdon Nababan, an Indonesian working for the return of large tracts of forest land to indigenous communities,
4.Tony Tay, Singapore businessman who leads the cooking of 6,000 meals a day for the destitute,
5. The Philippine Educational Theater Association, a theater group which stood up to a dictatorship and Lilia de Lima,
6. Filipino who oversaw the opening of job-generating export processing zones(source dailymirror).

 About Ramon Magasaysay award:
Ramon Magsaysay award is an annual award to perpetuate former Philippines president Ramon Magsaysay, which is estabished on 1957 for courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society by the trustee of Rockfeller brothers fund based on US. This award is considered as Asia's Nobel Prize.

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