KOKRAJHAR, Oct 18: The Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT) announced the name of Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award-2021 to Dr Abhay Bang, a public health and tribal rights activist of Maharashtra.
Dr Bang is a noted Gandhian and eminent health care activist of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.
Dr Bang and his wife Dr Rani Bang have been rendering humanity services through their non-profit-organisation, Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH) for ensuring affordable access to healthcare for downtrodden communities in the nation.
The UNBT has declared the name of Dr Bang for the 18th edition of Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award in recognition of his immense contributions towards the downtrodden communities.
The award would be conferred to Dr Bang on November 13 at a programme in Kokrajhar. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh, a memento, citation and eri shawl.
In a press statement, chairman of Upendra Nath Brahma Trust, Dr Subung Basumatary said that the trust is pleased to declare the name of Dr. Abhay Bang, a public health and tribal rights activist for his immense contribution towards improving the health care systems of tribes in remote Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. His untiring endeavours towards ensuring affordable access to healthcare for downtrodden communities in India are appreciated across the world. Dr. Bang’s model of
Home-Based Newborn Care has been replicated in many countries.
At this juncture of public health crisis across the globe due to Covid-19 Pandemic, UNBT feels really proud to announce the conferment of 18th Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2021 to Dr. Abhay Bang.
Dr Basumatary said, “The eminent jury entrusted with selecting an awardee for this year’s Bodofa UNB Soldier of Humanity Award 2021, has selected Dr. Abhay Bang in recognition to his immense contribution towards the upliftment of health of backward tribes in Maharashtra in particular and contribution towards improving public health scenario in general by his direct field intervention, research, writing and training. His deeds towards promoting humanity are unmatchable. He has not only won several prestigious awards but also has won hearts and minds of people across the world. We are so grateful to him for accepting the 18th Bodofa UNB Soldier of Humanity Award 2021.”