Dia said Akhtar's win is a proud moment for rhe country. Javed Akhtar, the ostensible poet-lyricist, and erstwhile screenplay writer, has won the Richard Dawkins Award.Presented by the Center for Inquiry (CFI), the award felicitates “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.” https://centerforinquiry.org/store/product/richard-dawkins-award-ticket Richard Dawkins has officially confirmed that Javed Akhtar is the recipient of the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award, after the writer’s wife, Shabana Azmi, was forced to tackle trolls doubting them. He is … Wishing Javed Akhtar … He is … As a poet and social commentator, Akhtar has advocated for education and equal rights for all, and called for the rejection of religious fundamentalism and superstition. Javed Akhtar has become the first Indian to win the Richard Dawkins Award 2020. “Javed Akhtar wins Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. Sharing the photo, she wrote, ''#Javed Akhtar with the prestigious #Richard Dawkins 2020 Award. Eminent writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar has been awarded the prestigious Richard Dinkus Award of 2020 for promoting human development and human values by giving importance to rational thought, secularism, Javed Akhtar became the first Indian to receive the Richard Dinkus Award. Javed Akhtar Saab has won the the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. @Javedakhtarjadu Congratulations! You make us proud.— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 7, 2020 Javed Akhtar was apparently in the copy of the mail that was sent. The award recognizes that “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,” as according to a CFI press release. "@Javedakhtarjadu with his prized #Richard Dawkins 2020 Award," Azmi tweeted along with his picture. Javed Akhtar Saab has won the the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. New Delhi , October 26: Almost four months after being named as the recipient of the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, senior lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar was on Monday snapped with the trophy. Javed Akhtar has written some of India’s most popular and acclaimed films, earning multiple awards for screenplays and lyrics. The same day, Dawkins announced that Akhtar was indeed the recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award for 2020, for his “courageous public stands on behalf of … He is … Richard Dawkins Award has been presented since 2003 and is named after English evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Javed Akhtar recently won the 2020 ‘Richard Dawkins Award’ from the Center for Inquiry (CFI). Javed Akhtar’s transformation from being a writer of diverse cinematic stories and songs to an unflinching voice advocating secularism and freedom of speech has been noteworthy, but he never thought his ideas would travel as far as Center for Inquiry, which has honoured him with the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award. Akhtar's wife and actor Shabana Azmi took to Twitter to share the first picture of the celebrated poet with his award trophy. Every year, the award recognises a distinguished individual from the field of science, scholarship, education, or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism and upholding scientific truth. "Javed Akhtar Saab has won the the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. As soon as she shared the post, … Richard Dawkins Award to Javed Akhtar Mumbai. Actor and film-maker Farhan Akhtar, who is known for starring in films like 'Rock On!!' The Richard Dawkins Award is an annual prize recognizing those who exemplify values of secularism and rationalism. He is the only Indian to have won this award! The screenshot claimed that Javed Akhtar was nominated by a group of rationalists and activists based in London and the proposal was then sent to Richard Dawkins. You make us proud," Dia wrote. Awesome,” Shabana Azmi tweeted on Sunday. Veteran writer Javed Akhtar has become the first Indian to win the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award and his proud wife Shabana Azmi shared a picture of her husband with the award. Javed Akhtar Javed Akhtar on becoming first Indian to receive Richard Dawkins Award: I am deeply honoured. Akhtar, on Sunday, said he was deeply honoured to receive the award, named after the English evolutionary biologist and author. The award is given to a distinguished person… @Javedakhtarjadu Congratulations! "Javed Akhtar Saab has won the the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. Javed Akhtar Saab has won the the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award 2020 for critical thinking, holding religious dogma upto scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. Akhtar and Richard Dawkins on Saturday had interacted with each other during a virtual conversation on the award. He is the only Indian to have won this award! Akhtar and Richard Dawkins on Saturday had interacted with each other during a virtual conversation on the award. However, Javed Akhtar mistook the nomination for the actual award. Javed Akhtar @Javedakhtarjadu is the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award winner and I could not be more pleased. Mumbai: Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has won the 2020 Richard Dawkins Award for critical thinking, holding religious dogma up to scrutiny, advancing human progress and humanist values. Named in honor of evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, the prize was first established by the Atheist Alliance of America in 2003, and since 2019 has been presented by the Center for Inquiry. What an honour''. New Delhi: Almost four months after being named as the recipient of the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award, senior lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar was on Monday snapped with the trophy.. Akhtar’s wife and actor Shabana Azmi took to Twitter to share the first picture of the celebrated poet with his award trophy. and 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', took to Twitter on Monday to congratulate his father, writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar on becoming the first Indian to win the prestigious Richard Dawkins Award for 'critical thinking and advancing humanist values'. She captioned the photo saying, “[? MUMBAI: Actor Shabana Azmi on Tuesday dismissed a claim by an anonymous Twitter user that her writer-husband Javed Akhtar was only nominated but didn't win the Richard Dawkins Award 2020, calling it "patently untrue."