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Deep Joshi wins Magsaysay Award 2009


Deep Joshi is an Indian social worker and NGO activist and the receipent of 2009 Magsaysay awards announced.He was recognised for his vision and leadership in bringing professionalism to the NGO movement in India.He co-founded an non-profit organisation, Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) of which he is the Executive Director.

Deep Joshi took his engineering degree from National Institute of Technology, Allahabad and also holds a masters engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a another on management from Sloan School, MIT.

Returning to India, Deep Joshi worked as a Ford Foundation program officer. He has decades of social development work in India and in 1983, also co-founded an non-profit organisation, Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN),that recurits college graduates to do community work.Pradan was also jointly awarded NGO of the Year 2006 at the first ever India NGO Award event.

He also advises the Government of India on poverty alleviation strategies and also was a member of Working Group on Rainfed Areas for the Eleventh Five Year Planning Commission, Govt of India.


In 2006, Deep received the Harmony Silver Award for his contributions to society.Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) announced Deep among others as winner of 2009 Magsaysay awards.


Courtesy: Wikipedia



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9 Responses

  1. rupak juyal says:

    i was too happy to read about the award and inclined me more towards the noble deeds which do get counted . i am willing for such type of work but need guidance . i request if i can be of any help . i shall be highly pleased and relaxed to work may be in any form . congrats Mr. Deep Joshi ji… many more are waiting for you … although the pleasure you get within you by doing noble deeds surpasses any award this world can offer


  2. MNNITian says:

    I am really happy to see one of our alumni receiving this prestigious award. Work he has done is totally commendable n inspiring….congrats Mr. Deep Joshi ji….


  3. Ambrish says:

    Hey Guys i proudly announce that i am pursuing my engineering from the same college where Mr. Deep Joshi studied. I am so proud be a junior of such a good alumni. One thing which i find impressive is how a person can be so down to earth after achieving so many things in his life…. Look at his Pics friends…. This man has really set a LANDMARK.


  4. Ashwani Malhotra says:

    Being an alumnus of MONERECO too (1971),it gives me an unexplained thrill and privelege to congratulate you on your deserving achievement. I would plead for guidance to associate and cooperate in whatever small way may be in any form.

    Ashwani Malhotra


  5. asridhar says:

    Thanks for posting – he is such a great role model for South Asian philanthropy and volunteering.


  6. sailabala panda says:

    Deep joshi is an inspiration for young generations to contribute their heart and head in rural india.I feel proud being a PRADANite.
    sailabala panda


  7. Deep is the inspiration of all of us. A thing which I have observed in Deep is, the rapid analysis of a think very practically. His innovation on a thing or a way of seeing a think is really amazing. Really he has given a new defination of professinalism in our sector…..

    Congatulation and I am waiting for the day when Deep will nobel in peace……


  8. Deepankar says:

    Dear Sir,
    Deep Joshi ji is an ideal for many. We want to invite him as an honoured guest of our university. How can I connect with him??
    Please inform me asap….. Please…


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