Thursday, August 04, 2005

Congratulations, Dr. Shanta

Congratulations to Dr. V. Shanta, Chairperson of the Cancer Institute in Chennai, for winning the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service; a short citation lauds her for 'ensuring wisdom and compassion in cancer care'. A longer citation and profile can be read here, and the Hindu's editorial on this award is here.

The wikipedia entry for the Magsaysay award says it is 'often considered as Asis's Nobel Peace Prize'.