Burns was born 25th January 1759, and many of South Ayrshire’s myths and legends are reflected in his stories, but he also fought for social justice and encouraged people to help one another. It’s these qualities we remember through the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award (RBHA). Every January as part of the RBHA, we tell the stories of inspirational people who help others.
The 2022 RBHA winner is Dr Digambar Narzary. Dr Digambar Narzary, a child rights activist, is the founder and Chairperson of the NEDAN Foundation, a non-governmental organisation and a charitable trust based in the north-east region of India. NEDAN is a Bodo Tribal word meaning ‘open space’ and the NEDAN Foundation was formed to tackle the issues and problems resulting from human trafficking.