Monday, October 20, 2008

Right Livelihood Award!

The BIG NEWS! Krishnammal and Jagannathan and LAFTI have been named winners of this year's Right Livelihood Award (www.rightlivelihood.org ) the "alternative Nobel Prize"! The Award will be presented at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm on December 8th. And I get to go!!!

The citation reads:

Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan, and their organisation LAFTI (Land for the Tillers' Freedom) (India), who receive an Award "for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable human development, for which they have been referred to as 'India's soul'." Krishnammal and Sankaralingam Jagannathan, and their organisation LAFTI (Land for the Tillers' Freedom) (India), who receive an Award "for two long lifetimes of work dedicated to realising in practice the Gandhian vision of social justice and sustainable human development, for which they have been referred to as 'India's soul'."

This award has been long in the making, as LAFTI was first nominated in 2004. We are all very grateful.

Meanwhile, Krishnammal is safely in the U.S., and has paid visits to Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and today begins a round of interviews in Washington, DC. Then she'll head to see relatives in the Carolinas.

We have an abundance of West Coast events planned - in the San Diego area, Bay area, and Olympia/Seattle, prior to the Opus Prize being presented. Virtually all of them are free. If you'd like to attend one, write Friends of LAFTI at info@friendsoflafti.org

Have I mentioned we have a new website? www.friendsoflafti.org ?

Oh, and anyone who wishes to write me, try shantinik@earthlink.net

david

1 Comments:

Anonymous velarasi said...

Sir , I have also wrote about Amma and about her visit to US in my Blog (Tamil Language )- www.velarasi.blogspot.com.
Mail id :velarasi@gmail.com

5:36 AM, November 11, 2008  

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