Four Indian Americans bagged this year's Heinz Awards namely: Leila Janah, Dr. Abraham Verghese, Dr. Sanjeev Arora, and Salman Khan.
The Heinz awards, established by Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation to honor the memory of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz, present the "imagination, determination, brilliance and creativity of the people among us who see possibility where others see only barriers."
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Federal Programs Related to - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.
See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)