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Inspiring humanitarians making a real difference revealed as finalists for prestigious Robert Burns award

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A child’s rights activist, a nun helping destitute women and a Zambian looking to end marginalisation are all in the running for this year’s Robert Burns Humanitarian Award (RBHA).

Dr Digambar Narzary, Sister Lucy Kurien and Paul Kasonkomona have all been shortlisted as finalists for the RBHA 2022, part of the annual Burns an’ a’ that!

Festival celebrations – supported by South Ayrshire Council and Event Scotland – as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.The prestigious award recognises hands-on humanitarian efforts from people of any nationality, race, age or gender.Dr Narzary is a child’s rights activist and founder of an organisation called NEDAN, which tackles human trafficking in north-east India.Since its formation in 2004, it’s estimated that NEDAN has rescued and repatriated around 6,100 girls, saving them from horrors including sexual slavery, bonded labour, forced marriage and the illegal trafficking of human organs.Dr Narzary, who has been liberating children from modern-day slavery for 20 years, said: “I extend my gratitude to all who have recognised my services to socially-deprived children and the community.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android.“I want to continue my work and provide new lives to children.”Sister Lucy is the founder and director of Maher, a community and interfaith organisation for abused and destitute women and children.Inspired by

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