GANDHI MANDELA AWARD
21st November, 2022 EXTRA TOPIC OF THE DAY
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- Recently, the 14th Dalai Lama was honoured with the Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 by the Governor of Himachal Pradesh.
- Dalai Lama is the recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Dalai Lama has developed his philosophy of peace from a great reverence for all things living and upon the concept of universal responsibility embracing all mankind as well as nature.
- The Gandhi Mandela Foundation is a government of India registered Trust.
- It is a non-profit organisation, formed with the motive to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela’s values of non-violence.
- It has constituted an international prize, the Gandhi Mandela Award.
- The foundation instituted the award on the 150th birth anniversary of MK Gandhi.
- The award is given to the personalities who have carried forward the legacies of Gandhi and Mandela by making significant contributions in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.