On October 25, 2019 New Delhi based Non-Profit Organisation(NPO), the Gandhi Mandela Foundation has constituted the first-ever Gandhi Mandela Award in 2019. It is India’s first international award announced on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2019, and will be organized in India in December 2019. The award honours exemplary work and achievements of the heads of state and govt. and other distinguished persons/organizations around the world.
Second edition: The second edition of the award is planned to take place in London on October 2,2020.
i.These awards will be given to people with contributions in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.
ii.Awardees selection: The awardees will be selected by jury that includes former Chief Justice of India Justice KG Balakrishnan and Justice Dipak Mishra, former Chief Justice of Nepal Justice Kedar Nath Upadhyay, former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice M D Tafazzul Islam, International Yoga Guru and Founder of Patanjali YogpeethBaba Ramdev along with former Justice of Supreme Court of India Justice Gyan Sudha Misra.
iii. Nominees: Some of the nominees of the award are Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal;Late Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, first president and father of Bangladesh; Late Don Stephen Senanayake, first president and father of Sri Lanka etc.
About the Gandhi Mandela Foundation
- Under the aegis of Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (a govt of India recognized 80G, 12A complaint), the Gandhi Mandela Foundation is committed to the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
- Secretary general- Nandhan Jha.