Mr. Akhand Submitted by: Sudarshan Pradhan

Akhand is an Independent grass-root rural Journalist and Human Rights Defender from India. He is the one of the founding members of India Media Centre (IMC), which works for the upliftment of the marginalised sections of the society and protection of their human rights. He leads a cultural movement for peace and national integration and a campaign to stop violence against women (i.e. Campaign Jyoti) in India’s eastern coastal state of Odisha. Akhand has been providing direct free legal assistance to the victim or his/her family members in case of Human Rights Violation through direct intervention. He approaches National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights commission on behalf of the victim or his/her family. He also fights for Human rights violation in various other forms where public is directly or indirectly affected. Till now more than 7000 persons have benefitted directly by the intervention of Akhand and more than millions of people are the beneficiaries in view of policy making after the judgment of Apex rights panel i.e. National Human Rigths Commission (NHRC).

Personal life
Akhand was born in a higher caste Hindu Brahmin family, to Banamali Mishra and Bidulata Mihra, on June 17, 1978. He did his bachelor’s course in Science from S.C.S.college, a reputed college of the Odisha under Utkal University in 1998. Then he opted for Journalism and completed Post Graduate Diploma from Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) in 2000. He also have a master Degree in Rural Development from Same University. Akhand is also a Law Graduate.
Akhand married Kalpana Mishra, a teacher, on 12 March 2006 and has a 5 year old son, Astik Aviyan.
Initial years
He started working for mainstream media in 2000, after completing Post Graduate Diploma from IGNOU in Journalism. Right from the start, he concentrated on socio-political issues and on the margins of society. When reporting on issues such as Rural Development , poverty and Womens role in Panchayat Raj, he found that questions of political responsibility and gender-related discrimination became increasingly important to him. As a result he became active with the “Odisha Union of Journalists”.

Death Threat and hiding for his work
http://www.bosnewslife.com/3080-3080-news-alert-bosnewslife-india-reporter-in-hidi

In 2005, Akhand founded the India Media Centre (IMC) in 2005, along with his brother, Advocate Nishikanta Mishra and Sanskrit scholar and Social engineer Dr. Sadanada Diskhita. He started human rights campaign in media and writing various articles against crime and corruption. But he had been threatened, defamed and harassed because of his work defending human rights. In 2007, he was forced to hiding after death threat of Local tented politician and his supporters . They threatened to kill him because of his journalistic work. The problems began when he investigated the alleged involvement of a senior politician in criminal activities, including murder and corruption, for regional newspaper. On July 9 and July 10 supporters of the politician apparently threatened over phone to kill him, following the publication of the article. He was concerned about the plight of his 27-year old wife and his son of just two months , whom he was “forced” to leave behind in his village, just outside Orissa’s capital Bhubaneswar. But Police had not taken any action to arrest the culprit. Human rights defenders and rights organisations in the country believe he would have been killed but for the national outcry. That time also he uncovered several cases of persecution of Christian believers and others in the state of Orissa. He played for instance a key role in coverage surrounding the murder of Australian missionary Graham Steines and his two young sons, who were killed by an angry mob in the state of Orissa. He was writing in his original name Satya Sundar Mishra. After this incident he uses and identified with his shadow name Akhand for all purposes.
Cultural Movement for peace and national integration
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-otherstates/daya-mahotsav-from-april-4/article4563696.ece
In 2005, Akhand started a cultural festival Daya Mahotsava for peace and national integration through India Media Centre in his community, Pipili, which experienced a lot of political violence and communal tension those days. It named after river DAYA (Near Dhauligiri Hills), where historical Kalinga war was fought. Kalinga is the best known in ancient history for its brave resistance against the invasion of Mauryan King Ashoka in the 3rd century B.C., who ultimately conquered it. Emperor Ashoka became ‘Dharmasoka’ from ‘Chandasoka’ and preached non-violence . The river ‘DAYA’ witnessed all these history. On the Dhauligiri Hills a very modern monument of World peace, the Viswa Shanti Stupa was built. So this festival was a unique way to establish peace in the community. Now this festival successfully completed seven years of its journey and represents traditional knowledge in a grassroots way. It means that the decisions made, while planning the festival ideally reflect the views of many individuals within local community who are intimately connected with the traditions on display. We are producing festivals with due attention to Regional groups of different sects and religions. State Government and other organization also support this cause for peace.
Attempt to kill him for his works
http://www.thesundayindian.com/en/story/attack-on-journalists-in-pipli/77/32150/
http://www.odishatoday.com/district/TV_scribe_attacked_in_Orissa_120610-456756867978038678.html
Akhand was brutally attacked by a ruling political party member, because he had brought into the open the latter’s illicit timber trade in a regional TV news channel and other media, especially when a highly valuable and ancient tree fell prey to his avarice. The accused attempted to murder Akhand on June 9, 2010, but the police has been sleeping over the FIR filed by Akhand. On the contrary, officials in the police station intentionally gave an opportunity to the accused to escape. Then Akhand filed a petition in the Odisha High Court against police inaction. The High Court in turn ordered the police to arrest the culprit. But by then, the accused had got bail and has been moving about freely.
Legal assistance to thousands of people
Akhand has been providing direct free legal assistance to the victim or his/her family members in case of Human Rights Violation through direct intervention. He approaches National Human Rights Commission and State Human Rights commission on behalf of the victim or his/her family. He also fights for Human rights violation in various other forms where public is directly or indirectly affected. Till now more than 7000 persons have benefitted directly by the intervention of Akhand and more than millions of people are the beneficiaries in view of policy making after the judgment of Apex rights panel i.e. National Human Rigths Commission (NHRC).
Fight for Dignity to vulnerable tribal groups :
http://nhrc.nic.in/display.asp?fno=245/18/8/2012
In January, 2012, Akhand complained before NHRC against Tour Operators offering Human Safari concept to foreign as well as domestic tourists. Pursuant to the directions of the Commission, the Principal Secretary to the Government of Odisha, Tourism & Culture Department, has sent his report dated 04.10.2012. The State Government had issued guidelines restricting entry of foreign tourists in the areas inhabited by primitive tribes (now named as Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups), including Bonda tribals of undivided Koraput District, as far as back in the year 1987. All the Collectors and SPs had been asked to take action in letter and spirit. However, the inquiry report dated 31.01.2012 of Smt. Usha Padhee, Additional Secretary to the Government of Odisha, Panchayati Raj Department, who was deputed by the State Government to conduct an inquiry, shows that the practice is still in vogue. The district officials have done nothing to stop the menace except issuing office orders. Smt. Padhee has suggested some short-term as well as long-term measures and says at the and as follows : “However, a comprehensive approach may be prepared in consultation with all concerned Departments at the State level to formulate the strategies for a fast track development in this PVTC area on priority”. The Commission has carefully gone through the report of the Principal Secretary, Tourism & Culture Department, and annexure to the report. Rules and orders are already in place to check the nefarious activities of the greedy Tour Operators. What is needed is their strict implementation. Any district official found guilty of the dereliction of duty in this regard should be dealt with promptly and adequately. It is the duty of the State Government to see that all the laws and rules protecting the tribals of their dignity are used to their fullest extent. The Commission ordered to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Odisha, to take adequate steps to stem the rot and also devise and implement developmental programmes for the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups.
Massive awareness and signature campaign
http://dailypioneer.iws.in/state-editions/bhubaneswar/campaign-jyoti-for-women-launched-in-city.html
http://www.odishabook.com/Aticle/More/Miscellaneous/2013/01/28/Campaign-JYOTI-to-stop-violence-against-Women-in-India
Recently in this year (2013), Akhand has initiated a unique massive awareness and signature program in state of odisha to stop crime against women. Awareness medium like leaflet, posters etc. are used for a strong impact on public mind. They are swearing in never to commit, never to involve, never to excuse, and never to remain silent, about Violence against women, Female feoticide, Gender inequality, Domestic Violence and Harassment at workplace and put their signature in the specific form. This Campaign is being organized in school/colleges, cities and villages. Various rights organization, students and youth leaders, Social activists and women activist are supporting this campaign. Inauguration Function of this campaign was organized at state capital city Bhubaneswar on 7th March, 2013 (day before International women day). More than 500 people of different sections attended this conference and participated in swearing ceremony to fight against women violence. Local MP, Mayor and other intellectuals and women leaders are present and spoke on this occasion. Now this Campaign is being organized in different parts of the state.
New Policy for women in national capital Delhi
http://nhrc.nic.in/display.asp?fno=7934/30/8/2012-WC
A twenty-three-year old woman was brutally gang-raped in a moving bus in Indian Capital City New Delhi on December 16, 2012 and died later. First, Akhand filled a petition before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). However, the Commission also took suo-motu cognizance in this case. Order of this case has made a drastic change in policy making for women in the Capital city. After the intervention of NHRC, police arrested all the accused persons and after completion of investigation, charge-sheet has been filed before the concerned Court. To prevent crime against women, the following measures had been taken. i. The Delhi Police has issued orders directing the BPOs, Corporate and Media Houses for taking certain steps for the safety and security of women employees like ensuring that they do not travel alone in the cab and are dropped right at their door steps. ii. Women Help Desks have been established in each Police Stations to ensure that distressed women can comfortably share their complaint with women officers deployed at such help desks. iii. Safety of women in Railways and Metros has been intensified. iv. Legal awareness programmes have been organized for police personnel in association with reputed NGOs to create a “Gender friendly Environment” in police stations. v. Civic agencies have been informed about poor street lighting of dysfunctional lamp posts. Routes taken by women returning from work at late night are being covered by ERVs & PCR vehicles as well as police patrol motorcycle. All PCR vans have been directed to help stranded women during night hours. vi. Delhi Police has initiated several initiatives such as “Yuva” to engage young adults in positive activities and self defence courses for women through “Swayam”. vii. Standing guidelines for investigation of women related cases has been issued. All women related cases would be investigated by women police officers. DNA profiling in gang rape cases has been made mandatory. viii. Dedicated telephones are being provided to all the Police Stations for Women Help Desk. ix. Special Commissioner of Police level nodal officer is appointed for monitoring the complaints by women and interaction with women NGOs on last Friday of every month.
Recognition
Prize from Neheru Yuva Kendra,Puri for his writings in various topics.
Utkal Samaja Award for Science Writing on social happiness.
Dibakar Mansingh Memorial prize for literary works.
Sarojini Naidu Prize for Development Reporting on Women’s Role in Panchayati Raj System in Indian(2008)
http://www.thp.org/learn_more/news/latest_news/sarojini_naidu_prize_2008_winners
Kalinga Book Fair Writer Award for his book political love (2011)
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  2. ALEKH CHARAN DAS

    mr akhand is a best human rights activist.he deserves the award.all the best.thank you

  3. ALEKH CHARAN DAS

    mr.akhand is a best human rights activist

  4. subhra nanda

    May God give you courage to continue . I could know from the News Paper that you have filed a case for toilet system in palasa bound train DMU. Thanks a lot.

  5. Manjulata Muduli

    Best of luck.

  6. januka bhattarai

    akhand is real activist, you should get this award.best of luck akhand je.

  7. Suyesh Singh

    Yea, we crossed 24000 vote. Last year winner from Delhi, India, this year from Orissa, India. Every year, we Indians rocking everywhere.yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.Vote Vote Vote only……..

  8. Anant kumar pradhan

    I know him since my childhood. He is an anti-corruption and also a human being. Best of luck Bhaina.

  9. Pradeep Pradhan

    I recommend Akhanda for all his efforts for propagation and protection of human rights which has been highly acclaimed by the people in general and the beneficiaries in particular to the best of my knowledge and belief. I wish him all success in getting the right recognition which will hopefully encourage him to forge ahead in his chosen path of a human rights activist.”Best Of Luck”

  10. Ashok Gadatya

    I voted for AKhand . You also do. Because Akhand is working for poor people, women and children.

  11. Nivedita Mohanty

    Akhand desereves the awad. He is doing exvellent work in the field of Human Rights and especially protection of women rights.

  12. Harsha Dash

    It is immense pleasure to know that Akhand is selected as an entry in HDA. All the best for the grass root activist.

  13. Kailash Mohanty

    AKhand is a ground level worker and he deserves the award.

  14. Samita Mishra

    All the best akhand.

  15. SAMAHITA DIKSHIT

    Akhand deserves the award.

  16. Amit Sinha

    I am happy when i heard about this news. A human rights activist from our state has been nominated to such a famous award. It is our pride. I voted for Akhand.

  17. Sudhir Baghabat

    Journalist Akhand is now a renowned rights activist in India. He should get recognition.

  18. Asok pattanaik

    Akhand is a real activist. All the best.

  19. Rahul Swain

    As an Indian, I support Akhand. I voted for him.

  20. Harihar Mohapatra

    All the best

  21. Members of Nagarika Surakhsya Mancha

    We expect that Akhand will get the award. All the best.

  22. Ajay Kumar Jena

    I prayed before Lord Jagannath for success of Akhand in the award process.

  23. Sundar Sharma

    I have voted Akhand. He is the pride of our country.

  24. Sulabh Verma

    Best of luck , Akhand. Your work is praise worthy.

  25. Hara Prasad Das

    Thanks to Award committe for nomination of Akhand, a grass root social activist without monetary support of any agency. He is doing excellent works in the field of Human Rights. He deserves the award.

  26. Kautya Sethi

    I have supported Akhand and campainged for him . We will win.

  27. simron upadhyay

    Best of luck.

  28. Debendu Chaturvedy

    From Facebook, i know about Akhand. I voted for him. All the best.

  29. Kishan Sharma

    i read profile of Akhand. I have very mush impressed and voted for him. I also told to my friends about Akhand.

  30. Md. Salim

    Akhand sir should get the award. His rentless effort should get recognition. We all pray to Almighty for the cause.

  31. Mani

    All the best.

  32. Dibakar sukla

    Best of Luck, Akhand.

  33. Kumar Abhinandan, Bangalore

    I know akhand as a journalist and his works towards human rights protection is praise worthy. I voted and doing campaign for more votes. I think he must win.

  34. Ashakiran Singh

    Akhand should get this award. Because what i read in his profile, if true, he is the right candidate for the award. Please consider it.

  35. Anchal Mohanty, Odisha

    It is a great pleasure that an Odia people is in the race of International Award. Congratulation ! I voted akhand. U also do this.

  36. Vishal Chaturvedi, New Delhi

    Yes, It is the media that highlights about Human Dignity Award in Odisha. As Akhand is a journalist, He getupport from media. Also He is fighting for freedom of media. He files many cases against media attack. All the best.

  37. Prabhuprasad Mishra, Odisha

    I knew Mr Akhand. He is basically journalist who always fights for Human Rights. I think he is the fit for the award. Award committee may consider seriously on Akhand.

  38. Muralidhar Pattanaik

    I knew about this nomination from one of my friend and read details in website. Akhand deserves the award as a Human rights activist.

  39. Bidyadhar Mahallik

    From indiamediacentre.com website, i found that Akhand leads the voting process. I voted for him. All the best Akhand

  40. Kalu charan Singh

    It is the Akhand’s turn this time. Best of luck.

  41. Dibakar Hansda

    Akhand is regularly fighiting for the people of remote areas, who does not mean the Human Rights. We should all support him.

  42. Dillip kumar Parida, Odisha

    It is a pride for our state. All the best Akhand babu.

  43. Sabita Mishra

    Best of luck.

  44. Prativa Bhol

    when i saw that one activist from odisha selected for HDA, i voted him. He is really a good social activist.

  45. Ashok gumansing

    I voted for Akhand. He is doing good works in our state.

  46. Dr Sadananda Dikhit

    Akhand is doing excellent work for Odisha People. All the best.

  47. Anup Parida

    I am working with Akhand in various human rights issues. He is a real human rights activist working for the public interest.

  48. Sudarshan Pradhan, Nominator

    Thanks to all . Akhand is now in first position in voting.

  49. Sudarshan Pradhan, Nominator

    Dear, Pia Mishra,
    I think u are a great observer of this voting process. We are campaigning for the votes through various means. We go schools, colleges, cyber cafes and other institute, where we can seek vote for Akhand. Regional media , student organization, Youth and women organization are supporting Akhand in voting. Even we had collected nearly two thousands vote in a day. So if u have any doubt over our campaign, u can do what u think better. But campaigning is not at all illegal.

  50. S.P.Pradhan

    Akhand is well known social activist of Odisha. We the people of odisha support Mr. Akhand to get Maximum votes.

  51. Sudarshan Pradhan

    We are campaining in school and college Hostel and various institution. So when we are in an institute, we get more votes. As it is clear that campaigning is allowed in this voting process.

  52. Prasanta Parida

    Akhand is a leading social activist of the state. He is the fit candidate to get the award and international recognition.

  53. Sadanada Pradhan

    Akhand is only human rights activist who is working for all common man irrespective of religion, caste, creed and gender.

  54. Surendra Mishra, Activist

    We should all support akhand to get maximum voter for higher chance of selection.

  55. Sujata, writer

    Akhand is working for the rights of women and childrens also. He should get the award for a great support to continue his works.

  56. Sabyasachi Panda, student

    Akhand is the right choice for the award.

  57. Avinandan Kumar, Bihar

    Akhand: Pride for Odisha and India. Best of Luck.

  58. Ashok Behera

    From Odisha only Akhand is a nominee. So we will try to give maximum no. of votes. Then jury decide.

  59. Prakash behera

    All the best akhand Bhai. I think u will win.

  60. Manoj Jali, journalist

    Best of luck

  61. Siba sundar Jena, Advocate

    Akhand is doing excellent work in the field of Human Rights award. All the best.

  62. Sabita Behera

    it is a pleasure that Akhand from Odihsa is one of entry in the nomination list. He deserves the award.

  63. Simanchal Panda

    Akhand sir’s contribution towards human rights is very praise worthy. He deserves this recognition.

  64. Kanhu Charan Jena

    My friend Akhand will get this award. By best wishes is with him.

  65. AKASH MISHRA

    I think akhand will get this award as common man’s support is with him.

  66. pia mishra

    mr. sudarshan pradhan sorry to say but how your candidate mr. akhand votes are rising……. how he is getting 100 votewith in a minute…. sorry to say but i need to complain about your candidate to the authorities………

  67. Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung

    Dear Ranjeet,
    you are more than welcome to write an article about your nominee in newspapers and magazines. Campaigning for votes is also allowed. Please do share the Voting link on facebook,help spread the news.
    Best regards
    Bettina

  68. Smruti Ranjan Mishra

    my uncle doing pro people. he needs support every where.

  69. Rashmi Ranjan Mishra

    My uncle Akhand is working for public. He deserve this award

  70. Ranjeet Singh

    I have a question with award committee.
    Can nominator write an article about nominee (Akhand) in news papers/magazines to campaign for vote? And, can nominee campaign for vote or not?

    And also, can nominator share the links in facebook and ask votes for people?

  71. Bauri Bandhu Swain

    I treated Akhand as my guide in the field of Journalism field. His works in Human Rights and journalism for the common man is tremondous. I think he will get the award as the people of the state support him very much. I read all the news related to human rights intervened by Akhand.

  72. Anjan Kumar Panda, President, Rural Postal service protection committee

    Akhand’s effort to protection of Human rights of Rural postal employee praise worthy. I support him for his nomination to Human Dignity Award. He deserves this award.

  73. SANJIB KUMAR DAS

    KEEP IT UP AKHAKDA FOR YOUR INSPIRED NOBEL CAUSE JUST DESERVE FOR THE BEST.HAVE A NICE TIME.
    SANJIB KUMAR DAS

    MEMBER SECRETARY
    PEOPLE FOR ANIMALS
    ODISHA.NAYAGARHA
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  74. Sudarshan Pradhan

    Due to cyclone in Odisha, we are engaged in humanitarian works. So voting campaign is postponed.

  75. Sanjay Tripathy

    I give my all best wishes to my friend Akhand for winning this award. He is really deserves it. Because He is working for the unprivileged people without any financial support of any Govt/NGO.

  76. Pabitra Mohan Mishra

    Akhand is the leading rights activist of the country. We are all proud of him.

  77. Dr. Tapan Kumar Dash

    Akhand is national awarded journalist in India. He is very much active for the protection of Human Rights. So I think he deserves Human Dignity Award. We all are campaigning for him in our state.

  78. Kanhu Charan Jena

    I support Akhand for his works for the society. He is a pro-people activist facing various hurdles.

  79. Rajat Ranjan Dash, Pipili Journalist Union

    Akhand is a not only a journalist, but a committed rights activist. He is fighting for common man suffered due to various reasons. We all support in his endeavors.

  80. Minaketan Mishra, TV journalist

    Akhand is very committed and sincere to his works and this recognition is needed for him.

  81. Rabi Behera, President, Samajbadi Party

    Akhand deserves this awad. Because his struglle for Human Rights Protection is praise worthy. I vote for him and congratulate him.

  82. Baghambar Pattanaik

    Akhand is a journalist who is always taking up human rights issues not only in the media but also at various forums such as State & National Human Rights Commission, Odisha High Court at Cuttack etc by making lawyers and human rights activists involved in the issue. A number of important issues have come to light in the state of Odisha in the media and addressed at the Executive, Semi-Judiciary and Judiciary level by a team of lawyers and human rights activists. He is a ray of hope not only for the victims of violations but also for the human rights defenders across Odisha.

  83. Suresh Swain

    I like Akhands effort, Best of Luck……

  84. jeebanray

    akhand sir best of luck

  85. Sudarshan Pradhan

    http://www.orissadiary.com have published a write up about voting for Akhand. Here is the link. Thanks to the Editor.
    http://www.orissadiary.com/CurrentNews.asp?id=44382

  86. Prafulla Das, Sr. Journalist

    Let God’s strength bestowed upon you. As we know if there is no body for a disressed deprived of his/ her right there is one. He knows no bounds means geographical boundary…whether It is India or far off Ireland ..Akhand comes out for salvation or protection of right…Thank u Akhand wish u all the best.

  87. Subrat Kumar Behera

    I & my family members are feel proud of Akhand. He deserves this award for our country. So that i request to all my friend & the people to vote for Akhana. All the best. JAY JAGANNATH

  88. Mr sethy

    Thanks Mr. Akhanda for developing idea, charming on greatness in every platform.

  89. Mr Nirakar

    Great social activist Mr. Akhanda has done remarkable activities in all over the country. He should be awarded.

  90. sanjit

    Thanks Mr. Akhand is deserved to get this award.

  91. upendra pani

    Mr.Akhand is a sincer activist,I wish him a great success.

  92. Asish Ranjan Mohanty, Angul

    Mr.Akhand really deserves to be selected for this award. Considering his endeavor in the field of Human Rights Violations by giving services to the general public spontaneously, he should be chosen the best one… We wish him all the very best…..

  93. Asish Ranjan Mohanty, Angul

    Mr Akhand deserves this award undoubtedly. Considering his valuable services he has been rendering towards the poor people in the field of human rights violations, he should be chosen the best among other candidates. We wish all the very best!!!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Jatindra Dash

    Mr. Akhand is a true activist who has been working hard to protect the dignity of common, deprived and poor people in his home state of Odisha. He uses right to information as a tool to gather information. As far as i know he has filed hundreds of RTI applications in recent years. People from all walks of life should come forward to support him.

  95. Sripati Mahapatra

    He is a real grass-root level worker, he should deserve it.

  96. tarini prasad nayak

    all the best sir..

  97. Niranjan Sethi

    BEST OF LUCK. YOUR RELENTLESS EFFORT AND COURAGEOUS ATTITUDE TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT HUMANITY AS A WHOLE DESERVE RECOGNITION. MAY GOD HELP IN CARRYING OUT SUCH NOBLE ENDEAVOUR. KEEP IT UP.ALL THE BEST.

  98. NARAYAN BEHERA

    Akhand should git this award. lets go to help him…

  99. balmukund Shukla

    All the best Akhand. Hope for thebest at berline.

  100. a.k.parida

    wish you good luck and may God bless you to win in the contest.
    Ashok Parida

  101. Lalit Mishra

    There are many social activists, journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders working for social change and upliftment of Human Dignity in India and Odisha. The speciality of Akhanda as a Human Rights Activist and Activist-Media Person is that he hails from a simple rural background in Odisha but could motivate himself to undertake such a herculean task of defending the rights of the voiceless , sailing against all economic , social and poilitical odd winds. We all should appreciate and support his efforts .

    Lalit Mishra- MA( sociology), MA( Public Administration), MBA(HR), Bachelor in Law and Social Activist @Odisha/India

  102. Santosh Kumar Mishra

    Akhand is my student. His nomination for the Award is pride of our state. My support and best wishes are always with him.

  103. Bipin Bihari Mohanty, Teacher

    Akhand is my Student and he is very committed to his works, specially humantarian works.Now in Odisha, He is a leading Human Rights Activist. I am proud of my student. I wish him all sucess in life.

  104. Kalpana Mishra

    I very much support my husband Mr. Akhand. He is very committed to his works in the field of Human Rights. I thank Mr. Sudarshan Pradhan, who nominates his name for Human Dignity Award. I very happy that friends and wellwishers of Akhand are supporting him actively. And local media is also very supporting in this matter.

  105. Sudarshan Pradhan

    On Saturday(28th September, 2013), Odia daily newspaper ‘The Nirbhay’ published a full page story on Akhand and his nomination for Human Dignity Award. We thanks the editor and reporter of that news paper.

  106. candrakanta Mishra

    The relentless work by Mr Akand for upliftment of human values in India particularly in Odisha is highly comendable. In a time when youths of poor India struggling to meet their both ends, Mr Akand shows exmemplary poise and determination to serve the weaker section of society with limited resources and helps them to live in dignity. Wining the award may just be an event but blessings of the masses for whom you are fighting are like guard of titanium to reach new heights. My well wishes are always with Akand. You have unprecedented caliber. Stop Never . Keep it up. All the best.

  107. DR. AJIT KUMAR PANDA

    I personally know very well to Akhand as a HRA & I wish him all success in getting the right recognition

  108. sudarshan Pradhan

    I thanks the students, youth and women organsiation, those are supporting Akhand to continue his human rights works.

  109. siddheswar Guru,Deogarh

    ‘AKHAND’….THE MUST POPULAR NAME IN THE FIELD OF JOURNALISM & SICIAL WORK. HE IS DESERVING THIS AWARD….I WISH HIM BEST OF LUCK…….

  110. Manoranjan Nayak,Deogarh ,Musician

    Mr. Akhand…a renowned name in the feild of “HUMAN RIGHT”in Odisha .He is deserving for said award .i wish him all the best.

  111. Raja Jhankar , Media Person , Deogarh

    Mr. Akhand…a renowned name in the feild of “HUMAN RIGHT”.He is a revolutionary voice for the common man…an amplifier of the voice of the voiceless…It’s a pleasure on my part to extend my support in the form of vote…..

  112. Siddhartha Guru

    I personally know him & his contribution to the mankind as a Human Right Activist….I herewith extend my best wishes and appreciate him as “A TOKEN OF BLESSING FOR THE VOICELESS , VULNERABLE HUMANE POPULACE” .I wish him all the best for his selfless service to the man kind…

  113. Sudarshan Pradhan

    Thanks to all
    Now, Akhand is in 4th position in Human Dignity Award(Germany) online voting process with more than 650 votes.
    I thanks well wishers of Akhand for supporting him to gain maximum votes.
    We thanks odishasuchanaadhikar group, face book and other social media groups.
    I thanks Media House of Odisha(Orissadairy.com, Samaja, Prameya, Samay, Sanchar, Navbharat . . etc.) for publishing the nomination news and vote link. That also help to get more votes for Akhand.

  114. Abhay Dwivedi

    I am aware that Akhand is engaged in the upliftment of marginalised sections of society, including the women folk.

    I feel proud for you, Akhand.

    All the best.

  115. Parsuram Das

    Mr. Akhanda is a worthy person for this award. His name is enough for human rights.

  116. Harihar

    Its great to know that Mr. Akhand is a nominee for such a prestigious award list. This will encourage him to serve for the achievement of basic Rights for the commoners and uphold their dignity. Hope this esteemed selectors will value his effort and make us to listen the best soon.

  117. Sai Prasan

    All the best, Akhand. Keep it up.

  118. JAYANTA KUMAR DAS

    Mr. Akhand,
    Your work is appreciated by one and all, I feel that you deserve this award.

    Best of Luck

    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS(RTI ACTIVIST)
    PURI,ODISHA,9861770749(M)

  119. SUDHIR SABAT

    my casting vote for mr .Akhand

  120. Saiprasad Mohanty

    Thanks for your effort and achievements.
    All the best – Saiprasad

  121. RAJ KISHORE SWAIN

    Thanks for your selection .I am very happy to vote to you for this selection.

  122. shashiranjan mallik

    best wishes mr akhand.

  123. JAYANTA KUMAR DAS

    Best of luck, your work and service towards Human Righr is appeciated by one and all.

    JAYANTA KUMAR DAS (RTI ACTIVIST),

    SIDHAMAHABIR PATANA, PURI, ODISHA- 752002,

    9861770749(M)

  124. JITAMITRA PANDA

    Mr Akhanda is the right person to get this award

  125. Bhagirathi Mahasuar

    The worth of a worthy man has been discovered by worthy people.Let us all hail it.I am eager to get new cell number of Akhand.

  126. Pradip Pradhan

    I personally know Akhand. He is a genuine Human Rights Activist. He is a deserving activist o get this Award.

    Pradip Pradhan
    Human Rights Activist, leading campaign on RTI in Odisha

  127. M.Harichandan

    Mr.Akhand is really a deserving activist for his relentless march towards humanism.

  128. Atish Kumar Das

    Mr. Akhand is a deserved one for this.

  129. Pradipta Nayak

    I am supporting the candidature of Mr.Akhana for the award

  130. Pradipta Nayak

    Mr. Akhanda is very good pro-people journalist and has been working for protection rights of the people

  131. Basanta kumar panigrahi

    Akhand has good personality. In this sector he has done good works.

  132. GOURANG SAMANTARAY

    Akhand is an Independent grass-root rural Journalist and Human Rights Defender from India. He leads a cultural movement for peace and national integration and a campaign to stop violence against women (i.e. Campaign Jyoti) in India’s eastern coastal state of Odisha. Akhand has been providing direct free legal assistance to the victim or his/her family members in case of Human Rights Violation through direct intervention.

  133. Niranjn dalei

    best of luck

  134. Anil sahu

    HI IMG, Its really amazing to see our young odishabashi are emerging to a national level and coming forward to serve the mankind. I sincerely pray God to give all the strength might and blessing towards your success.

  135. Auro Prasad Mishra

    All the Best Akhanda

  136. Nishikanta Mishra

    Mr Akhand deserve this award

  137. Nishikanta Mishra

    deserve for this award

  138. Surendra Biswal

    I reccomend Akhanda for all his effoorts for propagation and protection of human rights which has been highly acclaimed by the people in general and the beneficieries in particular to the best of my knowledge and belief. I wish him all success in getting the right recognition which will hopefully encourage him to forge ahead in his choosen path of a human rights activist.

  139. tapan kumar bissoyi

    best of luck

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