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(Placename) the former name of Vijayawada


(ˌvi dʒə yəˈwɑ də)

a city in E Andhra Pradesh, in SE India, on the Krishna River. 701,827.
Formerly, Bezwada.
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Thirty-nine sewer workers died across India in a span of 100 days between April and July, 2017 while manually cleaning sewers, stated Bezwada Wilson, the national convenor of Safai Karmachari Andolan.
The court was hearing petitions filed by Ramon Magsaysay award winner Bezwada Wilson, former Kerala minister Binoy Viswam and ex- army officer SG Vombatkere, challenging the constitutionality of section 139AA inserted in the Income Tax Act by the Finance Act, 2017.
ONE NIGHT three decades ago, Indian human rights activist Bezwada Wilson saw himself weeping silently on an abandoned water tower and grappling with his thoughts, the events of the day playing over and over in his mind.
Summary: Magsaysay Award winner Bezwada Wilson is crusading to change the lives of women working as manual scavengers
3 million manual scavengers, 80 percent are women and almost all of them belong to (or have come from) a Dalit background, (5) Bezwada Wilson is the founder of Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA), a movement that originated in 1986 to eradicate manual scavenging in India.
William Mackie, deputy division chief, Engineer Division, OSD/Joint Staff; Michael Krieger, director of information policy, OSD/Chief Information Officer; Ellen Embrey, deputy assistant secretary of defense for force health protection and readiness; Hari Bezwada, director of the Information Technology Systems Project Office, Department of the Army; Reed Mosher, technical director for Survivability and Protective Structures, Army; Pasquale Tamburrino, assistant deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Fleet Logistics and Readiness, Department of the Navy; and William Borger, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Department of the Air Force.
Recognized for their 'greatness of spirit' were Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Indian Karnatic musician Thodur Madabusi Krishna, Indian human rights activist Bezwada Wilson, the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, Laos' Vientiane Rescue and Indonesia's Dompet Dhuafa.
Bezwada Wilson, founder of Safai Karmachari Andolan, a national movement committed to the eradication of manual scavenging and rehabilitation of scavengers, blames lack of initiative on the part of authorities in emptying the tanks mechanically.
Bezwada MD et al--Cementless bipolar hemiarthroplasty for displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly--The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 19, Issue 7, Supplement 2, October 2004, Pages 73-77.
A sample survey conducted by Safai Karamchari Andolan, a social justice group headed by Ramon Magsaysay-awardee Bezwada Wilson, in 12 states found that there are 32,874 dry latrines that are cleaned by approximately 6,700 manual scavengers.