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TV9 Hindi gives daily current affairs information. In the current affairs series, let us know when the Gandhi Peace Prize was started in India. Recently, who was given this award.
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When was the Gandhi Peace Prize started?
The Government of India has recently announced the Gandhi Peace Prize. For the year 2021, this award has been given to Geeta Press, Gorakhpur. This award was started in 1995. So far it has been given 21 times. There have been two occasions when this award was jointly given to two individuals/institutions. Due to unavoidable reasons, the government did not give the award to anyone between 2006 and 2012.
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- It was started on the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
- The award carries one crore rupees, a citation and an answer key.
- The prize money is divided when the joint prize is announced.
- The Gandhi Peace Prize is selected by a jury.
- Prime Minister, Chairman and Chief Justice of the Jury, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, two more nominated members
- The jury has the right not to give the award in any year, it has happened many years.
- Former jury members can make proposals for the Gandhi Peace Prize.
- Earlier award winners can also propose someone.
- The Secretary-General of the United Nations can also nominate someone for the award.
- Vice-Chancellors and Chancellors of universities can also nominate any person or organization.
- The heads of Indian embassies also have the right to nominate someone.
List of Gandhi Peace Prize Winners
- Geeta Press, Gorakhpur in 2021
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh in 2020
- Syed Qaboos bin Said Al Said, Oman in 2019
- Yohei Sasakawa, Japan in 2018
- Single Campaign Trust in 2017
- Akshaya Patra Foundation and Sulabh International (Joint) in 2016
- Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari in 2015
- ISRO, India in 2014
- Chandi Prasad Bhatt, Environmentalist, Uttarakhand in 2013
- Desmond Tutu, South Africa in 2005
- Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, in 2004
- Vaclav Havel, first President of the Czech Republic in 2003
- Bharti Vidya Bhavan in 2002
- John Hume, Ireland in 2001
- Dr. Nelson Mandela and Grameen Bank of Bangladesh (Joint) in 2000
- Baba Amte in 1999
- Ramakrishna Mission in 1998
- Gerhard Fischer in 1997, for research on leprosy and polio
- Dr. AT Ariyaratne, Sri Lanka in 1996
- Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania in 1995