On November 19, 2019, English broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Frederick Attenborough (93) was conferred with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development 2019 prize for his tireless work to preserve and protect biodiversity. His name was selected for the award by an international jury headed by former President Pranab Mukherjee.For the year 2018: Former Vice President of India, Mohammad Hamid Ansari has given Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2018 to Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the New Delhi based research and advocacy think tank for its work in environmental education and protection.
i.David name is involved in contributing all people to live in a sustainable and harmonious manner. He has been recognized for his work on various occasions. He was honoured with knighthood, UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ) Kalinga prize- 1981, Michael faraday prize-2003, the Descartes prize -2004and fellowship of the royal society, etc.
About Indira Gandhi Peace Prize:
This prestigious award , named after former prime minister (PM) Indira Gandhi, has been accorded annually by Indira Gandhi Trust since 1986. It is awarded to individuals or organizations in recognition of their creative efforts towards promoting international peace, development.
The award consists of monetary award of 25 lakhs and a citation.
The 2017 Prize had gone to former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.