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Indira Gandhi Award for Peace, Disarmament and Development

 

The Award was instituted in 1986 by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust and carries a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh and a plaque. The 2010 Award was given to the outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Mr. Lula was selected for the award by an international jury chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. ``Lula has championed the cause of the global south and has worked to strengthen bonds among the developing countries…his priority from the start was inclusive growth and the consolidation and expansion of social programmes,’’ noted the release.

A galaxy of international personalities has been given the Indira Gandhi Prize since its inception, which include ‘Parliamentarians for Global Action’, an international organisation of Parliamentarians (1986), Mikhail Gorbachev (1987), Gro Harlem Brundtland (1988), UNICEF (1989), Sam Nujoma (1990), Rajiv Gandhi (1991-posthumous), Saburo Okita (1992), Václav Havel (1993), Trevor Huddleston (1994), Olusegun Obasanjo (1995), Médecins Sans Frontières (1996), Jimmy Carter (1997), Muhammad Yunus (1998), M.S.Swaminathan (1999), Mary Robinson (2000), Sadako Ogata (2001), Shridath Ramphal (2002), Kofi Annan (2003), Maha Chakri Sirindhorn (2004), Hamid Karzai (2005), Wangari Maathai (2006), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2007), Mohamed ElBaradei (2008), Sheikh Hasina (2009) and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva  (2010).

2010 Award

The award for 2010 was given to the outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for “promoting strong ties among developing countries, promoting inclusive growth and for contributing to the cause of India-Brazil partnership”. The awardees are selected by an international jury chaired by the Prime Minister of India.



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