Born in a Dalit family in the Far-Western Nepal, Saraswati has been making important contributions in the field of social justice and human rights for Dalits and other marginalized communities
Raksha Ram Harijan (Chamar) is the first recipient of the inaugural Darnal Award for Social Justice. Only 28 years old at the time of the award, he had already made remarkable achievements in education, journalism and the law.
How does the DASJ story intersect with your own? The movement toward caste equality is a mosaic of ordinary people who have reached out and put their time and energy into pushing this cause forward. If you have an idea for how you can help, we want to hear from you.