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Gandhi Peace Prize

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Posted: May 15, 2020
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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.

This Gandhi Peace Prize become released on the event of the hundred and twenty-fifth start anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The award is given to people or establishments for their contribution to social, economic, and political alternate via non-violence and different Gandhi Ji methods.

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

The jury contributors 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 different eminent men and women makes a decision the winner for this award.

Awarded for Contributions in social, monetary, and political trade via non-violence and different Gandhian methods.

Given by the Government of India

Prize Money 1 Crore (10 million)

First award 1995

Recent award 2018

Total awarded 17

First winner Julius Nyerere

Recent winner Yohei Sasakawa

Some Important Recipients of the International Gandhi Peace Prize.

First Winner of this award

Recipient Country Year Details

Julius Nyerere

(First recipient) Tanzania 1995

Julius Kambarage Nyerere changed into a Tanzanian politician who served because the leader of Tanzania, and formerly Tanganyika, from 1960 till his retirement in 1985.

A.T. Ariyaratne

(Second recipient) Sri Lanka 1996 Founder of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.

Gerhard Fischer

(Third recipient) Germany 1997 German diplomat, recognized for his work against leprosy and polio.

Ramakrishna Mission

(First Indian Organization to acquire this award) India 1998

Founded through Swami Vivekananda for selling social welfare, tolerance, and non-violence among deprived groups.

Baba Amte

(Indian) India 1999

Social worker, known in particular for his paintings for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people tormented by leprosy.

Nelson Mandela * South Africa 2000 Former President of South Africa.

Grameen Bank * Bangladesh 2000 Founded by using Muhammad Yunus.

John Hume United Kingdom 2001 Northern Irish Politician

Chandi Prasad Bhatt* India 2013 Environmentalist, social activist and pioneer of the Chipko movement.Founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS)

ISRO India 2014 Space company of the Indian Govt.

2018 Gandhi Peace Prize

Recipient Country For

Yohei Sasakawa Japan For his contribution to Leprosy Eradication in India and throughout the world.

2017 Gandhi Peace Prize

Recipient Country For

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

2016 Gandhi Peace Prize

Recipients Country For

Akshaya Patra Foundation India A non-profit organization in India that runs mid-day food program throughout India

Sulabh International India A social service enterprise that works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional assets of energy, waste management, and social reforms via education.

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2015 Gandhi Peace Prize

Recipient Country For

Vivekananda Kendra India Rural improvement and Education sector

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