Talk:Gandhi Peace Prize
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Why is John Hume's award highlighted in the table?
This is confusing
There seem to be 2, 3 or possibly 4 different similarly named awards floating around. I made an error in adding a name to the list before I realized the distinction, and then I discovered that Vaclav Havel was listed in the wrong year... quite possibly because he won one of the other awards in 2003? In any event, I have a source now.
The key sign that we have the right award is that the jury is always composed of the Prime Minister of India, the leader of the Opposition, and some other government dignitaries. Since it is given by the government of India, be suspicious of an award given in London - that's a different one.
I wouldn't be surprised to discover that some of the other unsourced entries are also wrong, but I am getting sleepy, so I will leave this to others or come back to it when I can. :-) --Jimbo Wales (talk) 07:22, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
- The source for the 2005 winner, Desmond Tutu, mentions the Gandhi Peace Award, but was announced by the Indian Prime Minister - equally confusing. Greenman (talk) 10:00, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
- Jimmy, a claim for Václav Havel winning in 2003 prize comes from this site (it's frameset, so no direct link) but it looks less reliable than the source you've provided. Greenman (talk) 10:14, 15 November 2010 (UTC)
- Jimbo, the main problem is that there is no official Indian government site (not in English, anyway) for this award. (I have spent many fruitless hours in the past trying to find one, usually when someone, in confusion, adds an incorrect new entry here.) As far as I can tell, there have been no new awards since 2005 or 2006, but neither have I been able to find an official statement announcing the suspension or end of the award.
- I deleted Sheikh Hasina, as she received the Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, not this one. Bhupen Hazarika is also doubtful, partly because he doesn't fall into the usual categories awarded this prize, and partly because the source, merinews is itself doubtful. As "citizen journalism", it is not a WP:RS, and I suspect the author of the page used to source his award has simply taken the info at the end of his piece from this article (or possibly its source), again in confusion. That he was selected by the "governor of Assam" adds to the doubt.
- I have added the Gandhi Foundation award to the hatnote in an attempt to reduce slightly the confusion, but given the proliferation of awards in Gandhi's name, I think it will eventually need a new disambiguation page to handle the problem. In the meantime, Jimbo, if you could use your contacts to persuade someone in the Indian Government bureaucracy to set up a proper web site for this award, that would be very helpful .
- (update)After a bit of hunting around, I found what I think is the definitive source for Havel in 2003 (not 2006), namely Indian government press releases, so I've altered the article accordingly. I'll do a bit more looking around to see if I can find any recipients after 2005, and if not I'll shorten the table back to 2005 (don't want to encourage people to put false entries here).
No winners since 2005?
I noticed that no winners were listed since 2005, so I've been trying, without success, to update the page. (Perhaps the government simply hasn't named anyone since then?) I'm very surprised that there's no official government webpage for the award, listing all of the winners and providing the citations. Does anyone have access to the archives for the Indian newspapers? Have any of them posted articles when someone has won this award? Dewey Finn (talk) 23:18, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
- See the remarks above. From time to time I take a look to see if I can find anything, but without success so far. It might be worth asking at WP:WikiProject India to check whether there is any info in Hindi, or some other non-English language used in the subcontinent. --NSH001 (talk) 01:10, 12 October 2013 (UTC)