Gandhi Mandela Award

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    • The 14th Dalai Lama was recently conferred the Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 at Thekchen Choeling in Dharamshala’s McleodGanj by Himachal Pradesh Governor.
      • He has been conferred with the peace prize for the qualities of non-violence and compassion and he has been called a “universal ambassador of peace”.

    What is the Gandhi Mandela Award?

    • The Gandhi Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organization registered as a government of India Trust.
    • It was 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 the Father of the Nation, MK Gandhi.

    Who gets the award and how are they selected?

    • The award is given to 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.

    Which other peace prize the Dalai Lama received?

    • He is the recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize. The 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.

    Source: IE