Gandhi Peace Prize

Gandhi Peace Prize

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Gandhi Peace Prize is also known as The International Gandhi Peace Prize. It is name after the Father of Nation of India i.e. Mahatma Gandhi and this peace prize is given annually by the Government of India.

Ganchi Peace Prize established in 1995 at that time the P.M. of India was P. V. Narasimha Rao and the President of India was Shankar Dayal Sharma.

This award was launched on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The award is given to individuals or institutions for their contribution in social, economic and political change through non-violence and other Gandhi ji methods.

The award prize is 1 Crore ruppes (10 million) in cash.

The jury members for this award are the Prime Minister of India, The Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, The Chief Justice of India, Speaker of the Lok Sabha and other emeinent persons decides the winner for this award.

Awarded forContributions in social, economic and political change through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.
Given byGovernment of India
Prize Money1 Crore (10 million)
First award1995
Recent award2018
Total awarded17
First winnerJulius Nyerere
Recent winnerYohei Sasakawa

Some Important Recipients of International Gandhi Peace Prize.

First Winner of this award

Julius Nyerere
(First recipient)
Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a Tanzanian politician who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.
A.T. Ariyaratne
(Second recipient)
Sri Lanka1996Founder of Servodaya Shramadana Movement.
Gerhard Fischer
(Third reicipient)
Germany1997 German diplomat, recognised for his work against leprosy and polio.
Ramakrishna Mission
(First Indian Organization to receive this award)
Founded by Swami Vivekananda for promoting social welfare, tolerance, and non-violence among disadvantaged groups.
Baba Amte
Social worker, known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.
Nelson Mandela *South Africa2000 Former President of South Africa.
Grameen Bank *Bangladesh2000 Founded by Muhammad Yunus.
John HumeUnited Kingdom2001Northern Irish Politician
Bharatiya Vidya BhavanIndia2002Educational trust that emphasizes Indian culture
Vaclav HavelCzech Republic2003Last President of Czechoslovakia and first President of the Czech Republic
Coretta Scott KingUnited States2004Activist and civil rights leader.
Desmond TutuSouth Africa2005South African cleric and activist
Chandi Prasad Bhatt*India2013 Environmentalist, social activist and pioneer of the Chipko movement.Founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS)
ISRO India2014 Space agency of the Indian Govt.

2018 Gandhi Peace Prize

Yohei SasakawaJapan For his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.

2017 Gandhi Peace Prize

Ekal AbhiyanIndia Contribution in providing Education for Rural and Tribal Children in remote areas pan India, Rural Empowerment, Gender and Social Equality.

2016 Gandhi Peace Prize

Akshaya Patra FoundationIndia A non-profit organisation in India that runs mid day meals programme across India
Sulabh InternationalIndia A social service organization that works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.

2015 Gandhi Peace Prize

Vivekananda KendraIndiaRural development and Education sector

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