Monday, June 16, 2008

Radhakant Nayak

Rajya Sabha Member from Orissa and former bureaucrat Secretary to Government of India Radhakant Nayak has been conferred a prestigious honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa by the famous New England College (NEC) New Hampshire of United States of America for his significant contribution towards uplift of the Dalits and Tribes.Orissa-born Nayak was commended for founding National Institute for Social Work and Social Sciences (NISSWAS) and Centre for Development Education and Communication (CEDEC) 37 years ago to help secure for the Dalits and Tribes their rights guaranteed by the Constitution of India and bringing about an enduring change in their lives.While Nayak was conferred the Honorary Doctorate the President of the College and the Chairman of the Board praised him for his remarkable career of a selfless dedication and commitment for social justice and human rights.

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