Indian-American Attorney Ajay Raju has received the American Bazaar Philanthropy award in honor of the charitable activities undertaken by him in the US. Publisher of The American Bazaar Asif Ismail announced the award for 2017. He said that Ajay Raju has been chosen for the award for dedication to revitalize Philadelphia via the Germination project.
The American Bazaar is a digital ethnic news publication regarding Indian-Americans, as quoted by the New Indian Express. The Germination project is the flagship program of the Ajay Raju Foundation. The foundation identifies talented youth and equips them to be future leaders.
Indian-American Attorney Ajay Raju is the third recipient of the award. Earlier recipients include the founder of the SM Sehgal Foundation Suri Sehgal and Frank Islam the Indian-American philanthropist.
Ismail said that Raju the Indian-American Attorney has done a commendable job of revitalizing the city of brotherly love. The current world is threatened by increased dangers. Global peace is necessary for the future of the earth added Asif Ismail.
Grave conflicts in the present times and the threats posed to the world must be curbed, said Frank Islam. To address this concern he has offered support to both Woodrow Wilson Center and the US Institute for Peace. These institutes align practitioners and scholars to develop programs for peaceful solutions to conflicts, added the Indian-American philanthropist.
California-based attorney Navneet S Chugh said that the US has a rich past of charity and philanthropy. He gave certain recent statistics with respect to NGOs. In 2016, US nationals gave 500 billion US Dollars as charitable donations. Almost 70% of this amount was given by individuals. The corporate sector contributed just 5%, said Chugh.
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