Jawaharlal Nehru Award

The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding is an international award presented by the Government of India in honour of Jawaharlal Nehru, the country's first prime minister.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
International Civilian award for contributions to the promotion of international understanding, goodwill and friendship among people of the world
Sponsored byGovernment of India
Reward(s) 2.5 million
First awarded1965
Highlights
Total awarded36
First winnerU Thant
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HistoryEdit

It was established in 1965 and is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to people "for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of international understanding, goodwill and friendship among people of the world". The money constituent of this award is 2.5 million rupees.[1]

RecipientsEdit

The following people have received this award. No prize was awarded in 1986 and between 1995 and 2003; the last award was in 2009.[2]

Year Recipient Country
1965 U Thant   Burma
1966 Martin Luther King, Jr.   United States
1967 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan   Pakistan
1968 Yehudi Menuhin   United States
1969 Mother Teresa   India
1970 Kenneth Kaunda   Zambia
1971 Josip Broz Tito   Yugoslavia
1972 André Malraux   France
1973 Julius Nyerere   Tanzania
1974 Raúl Prebisch   Argentina
1975 Jonas Salk   United States
1976 Giuseppe Tucci   Italy
1977 Tulsi Meherji Shrestha     Nepal
1978 Nichidatsu Fujii   Japan
1979 Nelson Mandela   South Africa
1980 Barbara Ward   United Kingdom
1981 Alva Myrdal
Gunnar Myrdal
  Sweden
1982 Léopold Sédar Senghor   Senegal
1983 Bruno Kreisky   Austria
1984 Indira Gandhi (posthumous)   India
1985 Olof Palme (posthumous)[3]   Sweden
1987 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar   Peru
1988 Yasser Arafat   Palestine
1989 Robert Mugabe   Zimbabwe
1990 Helmut Kohl   Germany
1991 Aruna Asaf Ali   India
1992 Maurice Strong   Canada
1993 Aung San Suu Kyi   Myanmar
1994 Mahathir Mohamad   Malaysia
1995 Hosni Mubarak   Egypt
2003 Goh Chok Tong   Singapore
2004 Sultan Qaboos   Oman
2005 Wangari Maathai   Kenya
2006 Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva   Brazil
2007 Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson   Iceland
2009 Angela Merkel   Germany

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nehru Award". Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Nehru Award Recipients". Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Government of India. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ According to Bhagavathi Vivekanandan: Global Visions of Olof Palme, Bruno Kreisky and Willy Brandt. International Peace and Security, Co-operation, and Development. Springer International Publishing, Cham 2016, ISBN 978-3-319-33710-4, p. 16, Palme received the award in 1987 (he died in 1986).