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Bangabandhu conferred with Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 ; 2019 Prize for late Sultan of Oman
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The Indian government conferred Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with Gandhi Peace Prize 2020.
- The announcement was made by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi via Twitter.
- The award recognizes Bangabadhu’s contribution to the Bangladesh liberation as well as promoting peace in the Indian subcontinent.
- The jury for the prize, chaired by Narendra Modi, met on March 19.
- Rahman as the recipient of the prize for 2020 and Sultan Qaboos, who died last year, as the recipient for 2019.
- The Sultan had studied in India and always maintained a special relationship with the country.
- Under his leadership, India and Oman became strategic partners.
- A Special exception was made for the award to be conferred on the two leaders, as the selection procedure for the prize does not allow it to be awarded posthumously.
Important points of Gandhi Peace Prize :
- The annual award was Instituted by the Government of India in 1995 during the commemoration of the 125th Birthday anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
- The award includes an amount of ₹₹ 1 crore, a citation, a plaque and a traditional handicraft or handloom item.
- The prize is not awarded posthumously.
- It opens to all the persons regardless of nationality, creed, race or sex.
- The prize can be given to individuals , associations, institutions or organizations.
- 2017 : Ekal Abhiyan Trust
- 2018 : Yohei Sasakawa
- 2019 : Qaboos bin Said Al Said
About Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman :
- Born : 17 March 1920
- Died : 15 August 1975
- He was a Bangladeshi politician and statesman.
- Known as ” Father of Nation ” in Bangladesh.
- He as long served as president of Bangladesh and later on prime minister of Bangladesh.
- Hind Swaraj
- Satyagraha in South Africa
- The Story of my Experiments with Truth ( Autobiography) , etc.
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