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Manmohan Singh To Get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2017

Published on November 21, 2017
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be awarded wirh the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2017.

  • The award jury was chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • Manmohan Singh will be acclaimed for his contribution to the cause of economic and social development.
  • He help to improve India’s stature in the world and its relationship with its neighbours and the leading nations

About Sh. Manmohan Singh

  • He was Born in Gah (now in Pakistan).
  • He is only the third Indian Prime Minister to complete two full terms.
  • He obtained a doctorate from Oxford University and worked with the United Nations in the 1960s 
  • He worked as chief economic adviser, the governor of Reserve Bank of India and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission. 
  • He was also Secretary General of the South Commission based in Geneva.
  • He entered politics as finance minister in the PV Narsimha Rao government
  • He was leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha between 1998 and 2004
  • He became Prime Minister  in 2004

About Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 

  • It is the prestigious award given annually by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust
  • The prize carries a cash award of 2.5 million Indian rupees and a citation. 
  • It was first awarded in 1986 to the Parliamentarians for Global Action

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