Indira Gandhi Prize

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Indira Gandhi Prize
Awarded for Outstanding contributions in peace
Location New Delhi
First awarded 1986

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 India to individuals or organizations 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.

Recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Image Birth / death State/Organization Description
1986[1] Parliamentarians for Global Action  – est. 1978  – International Organisation of Parliamentarians
1987[2] Mikhail Gorbachev RIAN archive 850809 General Secretary of the CPSU CC M. Gorbachev (crop).jpg b. 1931 Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union Former Soviet Union Leader
1988[3] Gro Harlem Brundtland Gro Harlem Brundtland - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 1989.jpg b. 1939 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Former Prime Minister of Norway
1989[4] UNICEF est. 1946 Flag of the United Nations.svg United Nations United Nations Children's Fund
1990[4] Sam Nujoma Sam Nujoma.jpg b. 1929 Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia First President of Namibia
1991[5] Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi (cropped).jpg 1944 – 1991 Flag of India.svg India Former Prime Minister of India (posthumous)
1992[6] Saburo Okita 1914 - 1993 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Japanese Economist
1993[7] Václav Havel Václav Havel - Freedom and its adversaries conference.jpg 1936 – 2011 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 1st President of the Czech Republic
1994[8] Trevor Huddleston 1913 - 1998 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Anti-Apartheid Activist
1995[9] Olusegun Obasanjo Olusegun Obasanjo (Brasilia 6 September 2005).jpg b. 1937 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 12th President of Nigeria
1996[10] Médecins Sans Frontières - est. 1971 Flag of France.svg France Voluntary Organisation
1997[11] Jimmy Carter JimmyCarterPortrait2.jpg b. 1924 Flag of the United States.svg United States 39th President of the United States
1998[12] Muhammad Yunus Yunus, Muhammad (1940).jpg b. 1940 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Founder of Grameen Bank
1999[13] M S Swaminathan Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan - Kolkata 2013-01-07 2674.JPG b. 1925 Flag of India.svg India Indian Agricultural Scientist
2000[14] Mary Robinson Mary Robinson-Obama31.04secs.png b. 1944 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 7th President of Ireland
2001[15] Sadako Ogata Ogata Sadako 1-1.jpg b. 1927 Flag of Japan.svg Japan Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
2002[16] Shridath Ramphal b. 1928 Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 2nd Commonwealth Secretary-General
2003[17] Kofi Annan Kofi Annan.jpg b. 1938 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 7th United Nations Secretary General
2004[18] Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Princess Sirindhorn 2009-12-7 Royal Thai Government House 2 (Cropped).jpg b. 1955 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand Princess of Thailand
2005[19] Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai in February 2009.jpg b. 1957 Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan 12th President of Afghanistan
2006[20] Wangari Maathai Wangari Maathai in Nairobi.jpg 1940 - 2011 Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya Environmental and Political activist
2007[21] Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation BillMelindaGatesFoundation.svg est. 1994 Flag of the United States.svg United States Charitable Foundation
2008[22] Mohamed ElBaradei Mohamed ElBaradei.jpg b. 1942 Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 4th Director General of the IAEA
2009[23] Sheikh Hasina Sheikh Hasina - 2009.jpg b. 1947 Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh Prime Minister of Bangladesh
2010[24] Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.jpg b. 1945 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil Ex-President of Brazil
2011[25] Ela Bhatt Ela Bhatt at the Qalandia Women's Cooperative.jpg b. 1933 Flag of India.svg India Founder of SEWA
2012[26] Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, April 2010.jpg b. 1938 Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia President of Liberia
2013[27] Angela Merkel Angela Merkel (2008).jpg b. 1954 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Chancellor of Germany

References[edit]

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  27. ^ Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development Is Awarded to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany dated 19 November 2013, accessed 19 November 2013.