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Anna to receive Rs 25L award for rural development

  • Social activist Anna Hazare will receive an award of Rs 25 lakh from a Delhi-based organisation for his contribution to rural development. 
  • The award, instituted by Sitaram Jindal Foundation, will be given on February 23 at a function in New Delhi, Hazare's aide Datta Awari told from Ralegan Siddhi. 
  • "Hazare will also attend a Team Anna core committee meeting in Delhi on February 22," Awari said. 
  • Hazare returned to his native Ralegan Siddhi village on Saturday with core committee member Arvind Kejriwal after Undergoing ayurvedic treatment at a hospital in Bangalore for persistent cough, backache and swelling on hands and feet. 
  • Awari said Hazare was advised regular walks and he has been going around the village, inspecting ongoing work on ITI building and is also meeting villagers. 
  • Hazare met activist Banda Maharaj Karadkar and discussed the issue of toll charges on state roads. Hazare has been a vocal opponent of the toll policy, saying people were being charged fee for badly built roads.

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