Danish Manzoor Bhat, originally hailing from Kashmir Valley, was honoured with Jaipur Foot USA’s first Global Humanitarian Award this week at a ceremony held at the Consulate General of India in New York. The award was presented in the Indian High Comission New York by Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, IAS and Prem Bhandari, Chairman, JaipurFoot USA. Deputy Consul General, Varun Jeph was also present at the private ceremony.
The award has been constituted to honour and recognise the selfless work of Indians who without caring for their lives, manage to help those in need and are always a call away when it comes to humanitarian efforts transcending borders. He has been awarded for here work and efforts in helping scores of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly during the deadly second wave in India.
Who is Danish Manzoor Bhat?
Danish Manzoor Bhat, originally hailing from Kashmir Valley. A journalist by profession, Danish leads Newsweek Magazine in Asia as its Editorial Director and Sr. Vice President for Global Editorial Strategy & Innovation.
His Humanitarian work:
- His unique initiatives like #BengaluruHeals & #SabkaOximeter gained massive momentum and helped thousands of Covid patients and their families. Danish collected and distributed more than 1000 oximeters in Bengaluru among those who couldn’t afford.
- The key point of this initiative was that it was that these were delivered at doorsteps of Covid positive patients. He also created a unique model of sharing these Oximeters after use. Those who recovered from Covid were tasked with keeping these Oximeters in rotation and passing them on to other people who needed these. Thereby reaching more than thousands of people with just 1000+ Oximeters. Danish even helped hospitals in getting Oxygen supply in time.
- Besides this Danish also helps “Rescuing Indians”, a not-for-profit helping Indians stuck overseas. Almost on a daily basis he was seen helping someone of the other, in some part of the world, selflessly.