Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
|Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award|
|Civilian award for contributions towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace|
|Sponsored by||All India Congress Committee|
|Reward(s)||Rs. 10 lakh|
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award (English: Rajiv Gandhi National Communal Harmony Award) is an Indian award given for outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony, national integration and peace. The award was instituted by All India Congress Committee of the Indian National Congress Party (INC), in 1992 to commemorate the lasting contribution made by the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, carries a citation and a cash award of Rs. ten lakhs. It is given on 20 August, the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi, which is celebrated as Sadbhavna Diwas (Harmony Day).
Former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Shenai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus of Bangladesh, Former Assam Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia and freedom fighter Subhadra Joshi (jointly), Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil Dutt, Jagan Nath Kaul, Dilip Kumar and author Kapila Vatsyayan, Wahiuddin Khan(Islamic scholar), Kiran Seth(founder of SPIC MACAY) (2011). Other recipients are civil society activists Teesta Setalvad and Harsh Mander (jointly), S N Subbarao, Swami Agnivesh and Madari Moideen (jointly), former President K R Narayanan, Nirmala Deshpande, Hem Dutta (2007), N Radhakrishnan and Gautam Bhai.
|1995||Jagan Nath Kaul ||Social activist, Founder of SOS Children's Village of India (SOS CVI)|
|1996||Lata Mangeshkar ||Singer|
|1998||Sunil Dutt||Actor, Politician, Peace Activist|
|2000||Kapila Vatsyayan ||Scholar|
|2003||S. N. Subba Rao ||Peace Activist|
|2004||Swami Agnivesh||Social Activist|
|2006||Nirmala Deshpande||Social Activist|
|2007||Hem Dutta ||Social Activist|
|2008||N Radhakrishnan ||Social Activist|
|2009||Gautam Bhai ||Social Activist|
|2010||Wahiduddin Khan||Islamic Scholar, Peace Activist |
|2011||SPIC MACAY||Promotes Indian Classical Music and culture among the youth|
|2012||D. R. Mehta||Work through Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur|
|2013||Amjad Ali Khan||Musician|
|2014||Muzaffar Ali||Film Maker|
|2017||Mohammad Azharuddin||Former Cricketer|
|M.Gopala Krishna||Retired IAS Officer|
|2018||Gopalkrishna Gandhi||Communal Harmony, Peace and Goodwill|
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