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Delhi Chili 2016-07-24 14:01:01

Anurag Chauhan, founder of Humans For Humanity, was awarded the

Bharat Nirman Award 2016 by Honorable Minister of Modi’s Cabinet,

Dr. Najma Heptulla, for Entrepreneurship and Excellence in Social

Work at the India International Centre, New Delhi. 

Bharat Nirman Awards was established in 1980 to honour those who have

excelled in their sphere of Activities & Career. The 160 th conclave was held

on Saturday, 23 rd July,2016. Some of the inspiring past recipients of this

prestigious award are JavedAkhtar, Shahnaz Husain, KiranBedi,

Padmavibhushan Dr. SonalMansingh, ChetanBhagat, Padmashri Geeta

Chandra, to name a few.

Anurag Chauhan, son of Vijaylaxmi and Bharat Singh Chauhan, is a young

social entrepreneur and social activist who has modest aspirations to help

usher realistic social change. He, at a very young age, had involved himself

in various extra-curricular activities and events. Due to his wide interests

that range from working towards the preservation of the Indian Culture to

working towards a parity driven society, the multifaceted youngster has

become a known face as a social worker across the nation. Right from the

start of his activism in class X (Summer Valley School, Dehradun), he

played a very pro-active and instrumental role in showing the right direction

to the youth of the nation. He is currently pursuing Bachelors in Social

Work at Amity University, Noida; and continues to follow his passion

through both, his higher education as well as the NGO he is running.

“I am delighted to receive this award and I am encouraged to do more for

the society. It has been 2 years since I moved to Delhi, so it is, indeed, a

moment of jubilation for me to be recognized in the National Capital”, said


Humans for Humanity is a brain child of Anurag Chauhan (21 years), to

work on the social strata of the world we live in.Anurag, a young social

worker, began his journey of serving the society at a mere age of 16 years

in Dehradun. Currently, the organization headed by him is evolving social

work by engaging not only the youth in Delhi, Uttarakhand, Bangalore,

Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh but also people of different professions to

work to regain the lost sheen of the society. The organization is also

hosting many international interns from over 14 countries (Spain, Columbia,

Australia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Bahrain, Brazil, Argentina,

Germany, China, Japan, Lesotho, Italy), working and researching on

various issues of the slums, focusing on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. 

The main projects undertaken are: 

✔ WASH – Women Sanitation and Hygiene 

✔ Street Smart 

✔ Each One Teach One 

✔ Clean India Campaign 

✔ Promotion of Indian Culture and Heritage

Apart from these, they also engage in resource mobilization where they

purchase water purifiers made by autistic people and distribute it amongst

the slum dwellers as after rigorous research it was found out that

approximately 200 deaths per year in a slum due to lack of clean drinking

water. “Keeping up our motto of "society before self", we also

simultaneously try to provide employment to the rural women in Rajasthan

who previously worked under the pay scale of 2-10 Rupees per day. With

providing them vocational skills such as stitching, embroidery and weaving,

we are thereby enabling them to pursue careers where they uphold their

dignity and livelihood”, said Anurag.

Present in the award function were H.E. Tarcuis Eri (High Commissioner of

Guinea to India), Famous Visual Artist Monica Dawar, TV actor Vivek

Msihra, Vijay Jolly (Ex- MLA of BJP), RavindraBhandari (Convener, BNA),

Shubha Ranjan of CII to name a few.