Gandhi Peace Prize For Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Late Sultan Of Oman


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Gandhi Peace Prize For Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Late Sultan Of Oman

PM Modi mentioned Bangabandhu was a hero to Indians as effectively.

New Delhi:

The Gandhi Peace Prize for the yr 2020 is being conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the tradition ministry mentioned on Monday.

The celebrated prize for the yr 2019 is being conferred on late Sultan Qaboos bin Mentioned Al Mentioned of Oman in recognition of his imaginative and prescient to strengthen relations with India, and his efforts to advertise peace and non-violence within the Gulf area, the ministry mentioned.

The Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by the Authorities of India since 1995, the a hundred and twenty fifth delivery anniversary commemoration yr of Mahatma Gandhi. The award is open to all folks no matter nationality, race, language, caste, creed or intercourse.

The jury for Gandhi Peace Prize is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and contains of two ex-officio members, specifically the chief justice of India and chief of the only largest opposition occasion within the Lok Sabha.

Two eminent members are additionally a part of the jury — Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, and Bindeshwar Pathak, Founding father of Sulabh Worldwide Social Service Organisation.

The jury met on March 19, 2021 and after due deliberations, unanimously determined to pick out Bangladesh’s father of the nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and Oman’s longtime ruler Sultan Qaboos for the prize, an official assertion mentioned.

PM Modi mentioned Bangabandhu was a champion of human rights and freedom, and a hero to Indians as effectively.

He additionally mentioned that the legacy and inspiration of Bangabandhu has made the heritage of each nations extra complete and deep-rooted, and that the trail proven by Bangabandhu has laid a robust basis for the partnership, progress and prosperity of each nations over the past decade.

As Bangladesh celebrates Mujib Borsho, India is honoured to be commemorating his legacy collectively with the federal government of Bangladesh and its folks, the assertion mentioned.

The ministry mentioned, late Sultan Qaboos, the longest-serving chief within the Center East and Arab world on the time of his loss of life in 2020, acquired the prize, in “recognition of his excellent contributions for social, financial and political transformation by means of non-violent and different Gandhian strategies”.

The award carries an quantity of Rs 1 crore, a quotation, plaque and an beautiful conventional handicraft/ handloom merchandise.

“His Majesty Sultan Qaboos was a visionary chief whose twin coverage of moderation and mediation in addressing worldwide points gained him reward and respect throughout the globe. He performed an necessary position in supporting peace efforts in numerous regional disputes and conflicts,” the assertion mentioned.

“Sultan Qaboos was the architect of the particular ties between India and Oman. He had studied in India and all the time maintained a particular relationship with India. Below his management, India and Oman turned strategic companions and our mutually useful, complete partnership strengthened and scaled newer heights,” it added.

In line with the assertion, PM Modi had recalled the contribution of Sultan Qaboos to India-Oman ties when he handed away by saying that he was “a real buddy of India and offered robust management for growing a strategic partnership between India and Oman”.

The prime minister had additionally remembered him as a “visionary chief and statesman” and “beacon of peace for our area and the world.”

“Gandhi Peace Prize acknowledges the unparalleled imaginative and prescient and management of the late Sultan Qaboos Bin Mentioned in strengthening relations between India and Oman, and his efforts to advertise peace and non-violence within the Gulf area,” the assertion mentioned.

Current awardees of the Gandhi Peace Prize embrace Vivekananda Kendra, India (2015); Akshaya Patra Basis, India and Sulabh Worldwide (collectively, for 2016); Ekal Abhiyan Belief, India (2017) and Yohei Sasakawa, Japan (2018).


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