Javed Akthar wins Richard Dawkins Award

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Javed Akthar wins Richard Dawkins Award

National Award-winning lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar has won the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, named after famous English evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. The only Indian to win this award so far, the award is for his “critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values.

 According to Center for Inquiry (CFI) which gives this annual award,” the recipient will be a distinguished individual from the worlds of science, scholarship, education or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism, upholding scientific truth wherever it may lead.” 

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