Meeto Memorial Award (30 June)

The Award comprises of Indian Rupees one lakh, a citation and a memento. If more than one person is selected, the money will be shared. The recipients will be invited to present their work at the award ceremony. The Award will be announced in October every year. The recipients of the Award will be chosen by a selection committee whose decision will be final.

To be eligible, nominees must be:
* Under the age of 40
* Citizens of a South Asian country (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka)
* Working on issues of communal harmony, peace, justice and/or human rights, broadly conceived; the nominee may be working anywhere in the world, but the focus of the work should be on South Asia as defined above
* Working in any capacity in the field of activism, advocacy, academia, and journalism, and in any medium such as writing, art, dance, music, film, and theatre.

Individuals can nominate themselves or other eligible people.

Nominations must be sent in writing, and accompanied by a detailed CV of the nominated person, a note on reasons for nomination and a duly filled form [see attached document below]

Nominations must be received before 30 June 2012 and should be sent to:
Email :

or be posted at
Meeto Memorial Award Secretariat
23, Caning Lane, New Delhi 110001 (India)

The nominations will be judged by the Advisory Committee of the Meeto Memorial Award which comprises the following individuals:
Asma Jahangir, Pakistan Hameeda Hossain, Bangladesh Sithie Tiruchelvam, Sri Lanka Syeda Hameed, India Sadanand Menon, India Anusha Lall, India Rahul Rao, India/UK Kamla Bhasin, India