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 Crorerupees (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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Contributions in social, economic, and political change through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.
Government of India
1 Crore (10 million)
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)
Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.
Gerhard Fischer (Third recipient)
German 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 (Indian)
Social worker, known particularly for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy.
Nelson Mandela *
Former President of South Africa.
Grameen Bank *
Founded by Muhammad Yunus.
Northern Irish Politician
Chandi Prasad Bhatt*
Environmentalist, social activist and pioneer of the Chipko movement.Founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS)
Space agency of the Indian Govt.
2018 Gandhi Peace Prize
For his contribution to Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.
2017 Gandhi Peace Prize
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
A non-profit organization in India that runs mid-day meals program across 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.