Noman Khan receives Ramon Magsaysay Award 2010 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 02, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, September 02, 2010

Noman Khan receives Ramon Magsaysay Award 2010


AHM Noman Khan, founder and Executive Director of Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), on Tuesday received the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2010 for significant contribution towards development of people with disabilities.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino gave away the award to Noman Khan as well as six others at a grand function at the Philippine's main cultural centre, said a CDD press release.
Noman Khan is the ninth Bangladeshi to win the award, considered as Asia's Nobel Prize.
Asked how he felt, Noman said, “This is a recognition for participating in the movement to ensure rights of people with disabilities. This is the result of a long-time movement of challenged people and the people who work for them.”
Now a total of 350 development organisations are working in the country for the development of people with disabilities, the release added.
The award was introduced in 1957 to commemorate the Philippine's third president Ramon Magsaysay, who died in a plane crash.

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