Prominent legal activist Amrit Singh has been honoured for her groundbreaking work in the field of human rights law, along with a number of other noted Indian-Americans including US Congressman Ami Bera and USAID chief Rajiv Raj Shah.
Singh, 43, the youngest daughter of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a senior legal officer for National Security and Counter terrorism at the New York-based Open Society Justice Initiative.
She received the India Abroad Publisher’s Special Award for Excellence 2012, at the event organised by ‘India Abroad’ on Friday to honour Indian-American achievers in a wide range of professions.
The report authored by Singh says 54 countries including Pakistan, assisted the US in its war against al-Qaeda by hosting CIA prisons on their territories and detaining,interrogating and “torturing” terror suspects.
Srinivasan praised Indian-Americans for having blossomed over the years as a community contributing to American success in various fields.
“I ran as an Indian American — as a son of parents who immigrated here from India — and its the values that our parents raised us with, the values of a strong sense of family values of working hard, values of making sure you have built a solid foundation of education, values of sacrificing for the next generation to make sure your children are better off than you,” Bera said while receiving his award.
USAID administrator Shah, the highest-ranking Indian-American in the Obama administration, was honoured as the India Abroad Person of the Year for Public Service 2012.
Source:DH ( PTI )