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Government extends last date for receipt of nominations for the Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 upto 15.6.2020
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The Ministry of Culture invites nominations for awarding Gandhi Peace Prize every year.
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GANDHI PEACE PRIZE AWARDS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.