Gandhi Peace Prize and some important facts

by Blog Stagger Education
Gandhi Peace Prize is also known as The International Gandhi Peace Prize. It is named after the Father of Nation of India i.e. Mahatma Gandhi and this peace prize is given annually by the Government of India.
Gandhi 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 to social, economic, and political change through non-violence and other Gandhi Ji methods.
The award prize is 1 Crore rupees (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 eminent persons who decide the winner for this award.
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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 the 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 the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.
Gerhard Fischer
(Third recipient)
Germany1997German diplomat, recognized 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 Africa2000Former President of South Africa.
Grameen Bank *Bangladesh2000Founded by Muhammad Yunus.
John HumeUnited Kingdom2001Northern Irish Politician
Chandi Prasad Bhatt*India2013Environmentalist, social activist and pioneer of the Chipko movement.Founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS)
ISROIndia2014Space agency of the Indian Govt.

2018 Gandhi Peace Prize

Yohei SasakawaJapanFor his contribution to Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.

2017 Gandhi Peace Prize

Ekal AbhiyanIndiaContribution 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 FoundationIndiaA non-profit organization in India that runs mid-day meals program across India
Sulabh InternationalIndiaA 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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