Miao bishop gets human rights award

NEW DELHI, Dec 10: Salesian bishop George Palliparambil (65) of the Miao diocese in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh has been conferred the 8th International Human Rights Award for his contribution in the fields of education and healthcare, during a function organised by the All India Council of Human Rights and Social Justice at the India Islamic Centre auditorium here on Sunday.
The ceremony marked the International Human Rights Day.
The award, which carries a ‘certificate of excellence’, is given to individuals, world peace leaders and business leaders who show exceptional leadership in serving humanity.
Earlier this year, bishop Palliparambil had been awarded the Bharat Gaurav Award at a ceremony held in the House of Commons of the British parliament in London on 13 April.
A native of Kerala, bishop Palliparambil has worked for over 40 years with the people of eastern Arunachal for the promotion of education and preservation of the local culture.