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Javed Akhtar becomes first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award

Richard Dawkins Award to Javed Akhtar

Mumbai.  Eminent writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar has been awarded the prestigious Richard Dinkus Award of 2020 for promoting human development and human values ​​by giving importance to rational thought, secularism, Javed Akhtar became the first Indian to receive the Richard Dinkus Award. The award is given to a distinguished person from the field of science, research, education or entertainment, who strives to protect secularism by being rational in public.

Akhtar’s wife and noted actress Shabana Aaj Mee said that in today’s time when secularism is in danger, the relevance of this award increases. Aajmi said, “I am very happy. I know that Richard Donicus has been an inspirational hero for Javed.

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This award is more important because in today’s time when secularism is under attack by religious fundamentalists of all religions, this award is authenticating Javed’s efforts to protect secularism. ” Is given in the name of Richard Donicus. Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and actress Dia Mirza tweeted and congratulated Javed Akhtar for the award.

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