Akhand is a social worker fighting for human rights in the state of Odisha, in Eastern India, speaking out for depressed, marginalized and vulnerable people.
Akhand became deeply involved in campaigning where human rights are grossly violated by the state. He has been constantly on the move, fighting for justice and the protection of human rights in the greater interests of society. He is a rural activist who lives a simple life and has a strong desire to work with and for the benefit of common people.
He respects people from every walk of life, and works towards the protection of human rights as he believes that everyone is equal and deserves equal rights. He wants everyone to be able to live with dignity. Akhand has not been defeated in spite of many threats and attacks on him because of the work he does promoting non-violence, and walking the path of Mahatma Gandhiji.
Akhand has been providing direct free legal assistance to victims or their family members in cases of human rights violations through direct intervention. He approaches the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and State Human Rights commission (SHRC) on behalf of victims or their families. He fights against human rights violations where the public is directly or indirectly affected. He has filed more than 1000 cases before NHRC or SHRC for individual victims or for the public. More than 10,000 people have benefited directly from interventions made by Akhand.
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