Asim Sarode


  • Graduate in Arts (Amravati University), Law Certificate (ILS Law College) and a Diploma in Communication and Journalism (University of Pune)
  • Member of the National Aids Research Institute, Pune
  • Trainer of doctors and social workers, as well as program coordinators from Pathfinder International (supported by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation on HIV’s legal and ethnical issues)
  • Author of “Kautumbik Hinsachar aani Kayada” a book in Marathi on domestic violence
  • Permanent resource and counseling person on the Panel of YASHADA, run by the Maharashtra Government working on development and rights issues
  • Freelancing writer in different newspapers and magazines on socio-legal issues
    List of awards and recognition of his work in the past years:
  • Fellowship by Maijis, a women’s rights organization (in 2003-2004; only male person so awarded till date)
  • Featured BCC World’s YUVA star documentary series for his commendable and innovative work on HIV/AIDS and Law issues (2005)
  • ‘Social Activist of the Year Award’ from the Citadel Magazine (2007)
  • ‘Outstanding Young Indian Award’ received from Junior Chambers International India, Zone, XIII (2007)
  • Adv. representative of Maneka Gandhi’s organization ‘People for Animal’ in one case (2007)
  • Selected as ‘Youth Icon’ by Times of India for their ‘India Poised’ Campaign (2007)
  • Member of the Asia 21 Summit Program on Asia Society in Tokyo, Japan (2008)
  • Awarded with ‘Karmaveer Puraskaar’ Noble Laureates, 2009. In the category Professional Citizen