What : K Veeramani Social Justice Award
Who : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
When: January 26,2016
In a letter to Nitish, USA-based award committee chairman Lakshman Tamil has informed the CM that the award has been conferred on him for his social justice-related works. The award committee has sought an appointment when the award which carries a plaque and Rs 1 lakh can be conferred on Nitish at Patna.
JD (U) MLC Neeraj Kumar said the international recognition is a pointer to the fact that the Bihar government has transformed the lives of lakhs of families who were deprived of even basic amenities for several decades. “The Bihar model of development with justice should be replicated across the country,” he said.