Indian Union Ministry of the culture has conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for 2020. The peace prize for 2019 was conferred on the late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman.
The Gandhi peace prize was conferred ahead of Prime Minister Modi’s scheduled visit to Dhaka on 26th March 2021. He will be attending the celebrations of the golden jubilee of the independence and birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
About Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
He was the first President and also became Prime Minister of Bangladesh, later. He is called as “Father of the Nation” or “Mujib”. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated on 15th August 1975.
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said
Winner of the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019, Sultan Qaboos, was the longest-reigning leader of the modern Arab world. He died in the month of January 2020. The peace prize was given this year for the last two years that is 2019 and 2020. In 2018, it was announced for the last four years.
About Gandhi Peace Prize
The International Gandhi Peace Prize which has been named after Mahatma Gandhi. This award is presented by the Government of India and presented as a tribute to the Gandhian Ideals. The Gandhi Peace Prize was launched in 1995 on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. This annual award is given to the individuals and institutions for their contributions in the political, social and economic transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian ideals. It comprises of Rs 1 crore in cash, a plaque and a citation. The award is open to all the persons regardless of their race, nationality, gender or creed.
Gandhi Peace Prize 2020