- Q. - Which organisation was selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 ?
Description Of This Question
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was selected for its contribution to the country’s development through space technology and satellite-based services. The Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence was instituted in 1995. The prize comprises of Rs. 1 crore and a citation. The jury for the prize was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as its Chairman and its prominent other members are Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, leader of the single largest Opposition Party in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, senior Member of Parliament L K Advani and Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Nelson Mandela, Vaclav Havel, Julius K Nyerere, Baba Amte, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan and Ramkrishna Mission are some prominent previous winners of this prestigious prize.