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The Gandhi Peace Prize

Gandhi Peace Prize
Gandhi Peace Prize

Gandhi Peace Prize was instituted in 1995. It was the occasion of mahatma gandhi’s 125th birth anniversary. Gandhi Peace prize is given every year on the recommendation of esteemed jury.The Gandhi Peace prize is given to the individuals who have followed the idea of peace and non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi through his entire life advised people to take the path of non-violence. Gandhi peace prize winners are given a cash prize of 1 crore(10 Millions) , a plaque and a citation.The award can be given to anyone he/she can be of any nationality. The jury of Gandhi peace prize consists of the Prime Minister, Leader of opposition in Lok Sabha,the Chief Justice of India and two eminent persons. Gandhi Peace prize can also be given to organisations. Here is a list of this prize awardees.


Year Name of Recipient Individuality 
1995 Julius Nyerere( Tanzania) Leader of Tanzania for 25 years.
 1996 A.T. Ariyaratne(Sri Lanka) Founded Sarvodaya shramadana movement.
 1997 Gerard Fischer(Germany) For his work against leprosy and polio.
1998 Ramakrishna Mission(India) Founded by swami vivekanand for social welfare.
 1999 Baba Amte(India) Work against leprosy.
 2000 Nelson Mandela(South Africa) Former President of South Africa.
2000 Grameen Bank(Bangladesh) Social welfare bank founded by Mohammed younus.
2001 John Hume(Northern Ireland) Politician.
2002 Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan(India) Educational trust.
 2003 Vaclav Havel(Czech Republic) First President of Czech Republic.
2004 Coretta Scott King(U.S.A.) Activit and leader.
2005 Desmond Tutu(South Africa) Movement against Apartheid.
 2013 Chandi Prasad Bhatt(India) Associated with Chipko Movement.
2014 ISRO(India) Indian Space research Organisation.

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