Gandhi Peace Prize and More
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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.
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 for||Contributions in social, economic and political change through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.|
|Given by||Government of India|
|Prize Money||1 Crore (10 million)|
|First winner||Julius Nyerere|
|Recent winner||Yohei Sasakawa|
Some Important Recipients of International Gandhi Peace Prize.
First Winner of this award
|Julius Nyerere |
Julius Kambarage Nyerere was a Tanzanian politician who served as the leader of Tanzania, and previously Tanganyika, from 1960 until his retirement in 1985.
|Sri Lanka||1996||Founder of Servodaya Shramadana Movement.|
|Germany||1997||German diplomat, recognised for his work against leprosy and polio.|
(First Indian Organization to receive this award)
Founded by Swami Vivekananda for promoting social welfare, tolerance, and non-violence among disadvantaged groups.
Social worker, known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.
|Nelson Mandela *||South Africa||2000||Former President of South Africa.|
|Grameen Bank *||Bangladesh||2000||Founded by Muhammad Yunus.|
|John Hume||United Kingdom||2001||Northern Irish Politician|
|Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan||India||2002||Educational trust that emphasizes Indian culture|
|Vaclav Havel||Czech Republic||2003||Last President of Czechoslovakia and first President of the Czech Republic|
|Coretta Scott King||United States||2004||Activist and civil rights leader.|
|Desmond Tutu||South Africa||2005||South African cleric and activist|
|Chandi Prasad Bhatt*||India||2013||Environmentalist, social activist and pioneer of the Chipko movement.Founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS)|
|ISRO||India||2014||Space agency of the Indian Govt.|
2018 Gandhi Peace Prize
|Yohei Sasakawa||Japan||For his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.|
2017 Gandhi Peace Prize
|Ekal Abhiyan||India||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 Foundation||India||A non-profit organisation in India that runs mid day meals programme across India|
|Sulabh International||India||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 Kendra||India||Rural development and Education sector|
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