What is Gandhi Peace Prize- Gandhi Peace Prize is the international award which is given to those who contribute socially, economically and politically in the same way and using the same methods as Mahatma Gandhi. All non- violence methods are being given respect through this award.
Why named so- This award as name suggests is named after Mahatma Gandhi, our great leader and father of nation.
Significance- This award is given by Government of India to the people who are the followers of Gandhi Ji. This award was launched in the year 1995 which was 125th birth anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi. The award is given regardless of caste, creed, color etc.
Award Constitutes- 1 Crore (10 million) cash which is convertible in any currency in the world.
The following is the list of awardee for Gandhi Peace Prize from the year 1955- 2014.
|Serial Number||Award (Year)||Recipient||Country||Birth-Death/ Establishment Date|
|2||1996||A. T. Ariyaratne||Sri Lanka||B. 1931|
|4||1998||Ramakrishna Mission||India||Est. 1897|
|6||2000||Nelson Mandela||South Africa||1918-2013|
|7||Grameen Bank||Bangladesh||Est. 1983|
|8||2001||John Hume||Northern Ireland||B. 1937|
|9||2002||Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan||India||Est. 1938|
|10||2003||Václav Havel||Czech Republic||1936–2011|
|11||2004||Coretta Scott King||United States||1927–2006|
|12||2005||Desmond Tutu||South Africa||B. 1931|
|13||2013||Chandi Prasad Bhatt||India||B. 1934|
These great personalities have proven that Gandhi Ji is alive today also in the country and his teachings have let the things proceed on better path. These award winners are the rue followers of Mahatma Gandhi and live upon his follow ups in world.