Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Presentation of Gandhi Peace Prize Conferred for Last 4 Years

Presentation of Gandhi Peace Prize Conferred for Last 4 Years

Gandhi Peace Prize
In January 2019, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari; Akshaya Patra Foundation & Sulabh International (jointly); Ekal Abhiyan Trust and Shri Yohei Sasakawa received Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Vivekananda Kendra contributed in rural development, education, and development of natural resources. Akshaya Patra Foundation provided mid-day meals to millions of children across the country. 
Sulabh International improved sanitation in India and emancipated manual scavengers. Ekal Abhiyan Trust worked for education for rural and tribal children in remote areas pan India, rural empowerment, gender, and social equality. Shri Yohei Sasakawa contributed to Leprosy Eradication in India and abroad.
1. For 2015Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari for their contribution in Rural Development, Education, Development of natural resources.
2. For 2016: Jointly to Akshaya Patra Foundation for its contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of children across India and Sulabh International for its contribution in improving the condition of sanitation in India and emancipation of manual scavengers.
3. For 2017: Ekal Abhiyan Trust for their contribution in providing Education for Rural and Tribal Children in remote areas pan India, Rural Empowerment, Gender, and Social Equality.
4. For 2018: Shri Yohei Sasakawa for his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.
The jury under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and comprising the Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan etc.

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