Pillars of Society Award 2021-2022' an international recognition by the INGO Social Justice for International Civil Rights Council (SJFICRC) working in social justice domain in association with National Anti Crime and Human Rights Council of India affiliated to Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is being given to Harka Bahadur Chetry, Chairman of Gorkha Autonomous Council Demand Committee (GACDC) for being indigenous Gorkha community rights crusader over three decades in the state of Assam.
Dr. Diwas Lama one of the founder and Director of SJFICRC stated in a press statement that Social Justice for International Civil Rights Council (SJFICRC) affiliated to Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)’s civil society of United Nations (UN) and National Anti Crime and Human Rights Council of India (NACHRCOI) affiliated to Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is giving away awards in ten categories to awardees from eleven nations at an international award conference focusing on Indo-Nepal relations. The award conference ‘International Indo-Nepal Friendship Award 2022’ will see presence of ambassadors and chief of the mission of award winning nations where A Narayana Swami, Minister of State for Social Justice, Government of India and John Barla, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Government of India will be present as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour to give away the award besides a galaxy of dignitaries. Chetry will be presented ‘Pillar of Society Award 2021-22’ with awardees of other segments from different countries at Constitution Club, New Delhi on 19th Aug 2022 at 3pm.
Talking to this correspondent Dil Bahadur Limboo Senior Vice President of GACDC said, ‘Congratulations to the indigenous fearless real leader of Gorkhas of Assam spearheading the Raithaney Sangram (Indigenous movement) thinker of Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) in Assam. Proud to be his colleague in GACDC and AAGSU since 1996 when he was first elected president of All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU). Since then it’s my honour and pleasure to have always received his encouragement, guidance and support not just in social service but also in life. Glad to be have been working as community leader and doing impactful social work under his mentorship since two decades.’“'Pillar of Society Award 2021-22' by an International NGO working in social justice domain to our chairman is testimony to the fact that GACDC's movement for Indigenous Identity and Gorkha Autonomous Council (GAC) is not only legitimate but also in high spirit and right direction towards social justice.”, added Limbu who was the president of AAGSU in 2010.