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Government extends last date for receipt of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 upto 15.6.2020

      WHY IN NEWS:

The Ministry of Culture invites nominations for awarding Gandhi Peace Awards every year.

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Culture


For PRELIMS understand the aim of this Award and the objective . Go through a little of its background too .


The nominations are to be made in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Procedure for Gandhi Peace Prize which is available on Ministry of Culture, Government of India’s web-site.

Gandhi Peace Prize


Gandhi Peace Awards is for Social, Economic and Political transformation through Non-violence was instituted in the year 1995.

  • The Award comprises an amount of Rs. One Crore and a Citation.
  • The Award may be divided between two persons / institutions who are considered by the Jury to be equally deserving of recognition in a given year.
  • Work by a person since deceased cannot be the subject of an Award.
  • If, however, his death occurred subsequent to a proposal having been submitted to the Jury in the manner stipulated in the Code of Procedure, then a Posthumous Award may be made.


  • This annual award will be given to individuals, associations, institutions or organizations who have worked selflessly for peace, non-violence and amelioration of human sufferings particular of the less-privileged section of society contributing towards social justice and harmony.

The Award is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or gender.

  • Normally, contributions made during ten years immediately preceding the nomination are considered.
  • Older contributions may also be considered if their significance has not become apparent recently.


  • This year the award ceremony was to be held on 26th February, 2019 in the South Court of Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • The Gandhi Peace prize award will be presented to the winners of year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • For the year 2020, last date for receiving the nominations was 30th April 2020.
  • Due to COVID-19 lockdown throughout the country, the last date for receipt of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 has now been extended upto and including 15.6.2020.
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