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Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2023 - nominations open

Nominations for the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2023 are now open.

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Do you know someone who enriches the lives of others? Nominations are now open for the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award 2023.

We're looking for nominations for those who have saved or improved lives or society as a whole through personal self-sacrifice, selfless service or direct humanitarian work.

The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award (RBHA), supported by South Ayrshire Council's Destination South Ayrshire service, recognises courage, commitment, inspiration and hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender.

Our Current winner, Dr Digambar Narzary, a child rights activist, is the founder and Chairperson of the NEDAN Foundation, a non-governmental organisation and a charitable trust based in the north-east region of India.

NEDAN is a Bodo Tribal word meaning 'open space' and the NEDAN Foundation was formed to tackle the issues and problems resulting from human trafficking.

Councillor Martin Dowey, Chair of the RBHA judging panel, said: "We've had some truly inspirational nominees over the last twenty years and it's an honour to be on the judging panel.

"Nominations are open to people who you may know in person or have simply heard about through word of mouth or seen on TV.

"This prestigious award acknowledges those who strive to make positive change, a nomination could give them the recognition they deserve, so please get involved."

Nominations for the RBHA 2023 can be made online now at Robert Burns Humanitarian Award - South Ayrshire Council (south-ayrshire.gov.uk)[CG1]  until 4pm on Friday 7 October. The 2023 RBHA winner will be announced on Wednesday 25 January 2023.