Renowned social activist and author Binalakshmi Nepram has been compiled in the Top 14 Indian personalities of Forbes (India) Magazine “Minds That Matter” list for the year 2015.
Forbes India writes that the former PhD scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University is one of the thinkers who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India). She has been fighting against racism melted upon people from the North-east.
Mrs Nepram is the only person from the Northeast region to be included in the honorary list. She is the founder of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, an all-women organisation dedicated to help thousands of women who are affected by gun violence in her home state Manipur.
In 2004, She co-founded Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI), India’s first civil society organization working on conventional disarmament issues.
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-blazeorange” ]Awards[/highlight]
– Dalai Lama Foundation’s WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award, 2006
– Sean MacBride Peace Prize, 2010
– CNN IBN Real Heroes Award, 2011
[highlight highlightColor=”highlight-salmon” ]Books[/highlight]
– Poetic Festoon
– South Asia’s Fractured Frontier
– India and the Arms Trade Treaty
She has represented India civil society in various women and disarmament conventions held at United Nations in New York & Geneva. Binalakshmi Nepram is also a member of Bezbaruah committee set-up by the Government of India to address the issues of racial discrimination faced by the people from North East India.