Who are the 'freedom fighters' and 'young achievers'?

We acknowledge the many ongoing freedom struggles in India today. History did not stop on 15 August 1947 as the official history books would have us believe--with neat classification of those who worked for human rights before that magic date being termed 'freedom fighters' and those who do so afterwards as 'activists' 'social workers' or even 'maoists' 'naxalites' and the more recent 'terrorist' (think Binayak Sen, Soni Sori, the innumerable 'encounter' deaths...).

The summit honours and gives a token of affection to a few freedom fighters and young achievers.

Freedom fighters
Those who work to make the fundamental rights a reality for the most deprived sections we call freedom fighters. The criteria for this is simple. They should have worked to advance the fundamental rights without negating any other fundamental right, be over 60 years of age and not have got any state, national or international award.

Young achievers
Young achievers are those below the age of 35, but have contributed substantially to make the fundamental rights a reality for the most deprived sections. The criteria for this is simple. They should have worked to advance the fundamental rights without negating any other fundamental right, and not have got any state, national or international award.