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Awards Current Affairs June 3rd Week 2021

Central European University Open Society Prize KK Shailaja:

Former Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has been awarded the Central European University (CEU) Open Society Prize for the year 2021. 
♦ The medal was given to her for "her tenacious leadership and community-based public health work, which saved lives throughout the pandemic." She proves to the rest of the world that strong leadership, community-based public health, and effective communication can save lives.
♦ The CEU Open Society Prize is given annually to a person or organisation "whose contributions have significantly contributed to the emergence of an open society."
♦ CEU was founded in 1991 by George Soros, a Hungarian-born political activist and billionaire philanthropist, to teach future generations of scholars, professionals, politicians, and civil society leaders how to "contribute to the building of open and democratic societies that respect human rights and adhere to the rule of law."