Nimit Kaur

Nimit Kaur, Bellmawr
2024 Camden County MLK Freedom Medal Winner

Nimit Kaur defies expectations and serves as a beacon of inspiration within the Indian community. Despite being blind, Nimit has not only achieved her dreams but has garnered prestigious accolades, including Presidential Awards during the Obama administration, graduating with a 4.0 GPA, honors and a Master’s in Social Work, and was the speaker in her graduating class. She has emerged as a prominent advocate for disability rights. Co-founding the Nimit Foundation, a nonprofit that provides food donations to individuals with disabilities, seniors, and anyone facing hardships and does not have access to resources. This includes countless hours of volunteering to give back to communities all across New Jersey. The Nimit Foundation donated to local cultural celebrations in towns where the youth were not feeling represented for their cultural holidays. She fearlessly fought for disability rights with the state and opened the Disability Office at Rutgers University in Camden, leaving an indelible mark on the accessibility landscape of her academic institution. Her story is a testament to the power of resilience, community advocacy, and the profound impact one person can make, even in the face of adversity.

Learn More: The Nimit Foundation