Indira Gandhi Prize

The Indira Gandhi Prize or the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize or the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is the prestigious award accorded annually by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust[1] to individuals or organisations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and a new international economic order; ensuring that scientific discoveries are used for the larger good of humanity, and enlarging the scope of freedom. The prize carries a cash award of 2.5 million Indian rupees and a citation. A written work, in order to be eligible for consideration, should have been published. The panel constituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust consists of prominent national and international personalities including previous recipients. The recipients are chosen from a pool of national and international nominees.

Indira Gandhi Prize
Awarded forOutstanding contributions in peace
LocationNew Delhi
First awarded1986

RecipientsEdit

Year Recipient Image Birth / death State/Organization Description
1986[2] Parliamentarians for Global Action  – est. 1978  – International Organisation of Parliamentarians
1987[3] Mikhail Gorbachev   b. 1931   Soviet Union Former Soviet Union Leader
1988[4] Gro Harlem Brundtland   b. 1939   Norway Former Prime Minister of Norway
1989[5] UNICEF   est. 1946   United Nations United Nations Children's Emergency Fund
1990[5] Sam Nujoma   b. 1929   Namibia First President of Namibia
1991[6] Rajiv Gandhi   1944 – 1991   India Former Prime Minister of India (posthumous)
1992[7] Saburo Okita 1914 - 1993   Japan Japanese Economist
1993[8] Václav Havel   1936 – 2011   Czech Republic 1st President of the Czech Republic
1994[9] Trevor Huddleston   1913 - 1998   United Kingdom Anti-Apartheid Activist
1995[10] Olusegun Obasanjo   b. 1937   Nigeria 12th President of Nigeria
1996[11] Médecins Sans Frontières est. 1971   France Voluntary Organisation
1997[12] Jimmy Carter   b. 1924   United States 39th President of the United States
1998[13] Muhammad Yunus   b. 1940   Bangladesh Founder of Grameen Bank
1999[14] M S Swaminathan   b. 1925   India Indian Agricultural Scientist
2000[15] Mary Robinson   b. 1944   Ireland 7th President of Ireland
2001[16] Sadako Ogata   b. 1927   Japan Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
2002[17] Shridath Ramphal   b. 1928   Guyana 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General
2003[18] Kofi Annan   1938 – 2018   Ghana 7th United Nations Secretary General
2004[19] Maha Chakri Sirindhorn   b. 1955   Thailand Princess of Thailand
2005[20] Hamid Karzai   b. 1957   Afghanistan 12th President of Afghanistan
2006[21] Wangari Maathai   1940 - 2011   Kenya Environmental and Political activist
2007[22] Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation   est. 1994   United States Charitable Foundation
2008[23] Mohamed ElBaradei   b. 1942   Egypt 4th Director General of the IAEA
2009[24] Sheikh Hasina   b. 1947   Bangladesh Prime Minister of Bangladesh
2010[25] Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva   b. 1945   Brazil Ex-President of Brazil
2011[26] Ela Bhatt   b. 1933   India Founder of SEWA
2012[27] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf   b. 1938   Liberia President of Liberia
2013[28] Angela Merkel   b. 1954   Germany Chancellor of Germany
2014[29] Indian Space Research Organisation   est. 1969   India Indian Space Agency
2015[30] UNHCR   Est 1950   United Nations United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
2017[1] Manmohan Singh   b. 1932   India Former Prime Minister, Finance Minister, and Governor of the Reserve Bank of India
2018[31] Centre for Science and Environment founded 1980   India Not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, India.
2019[32] Sir David Attenborough   b. 1926   United Kingdom World renowned English broadcaster and natural historian

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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