ISRO honoured with Gandhi Peace Prize

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country’s development through space technology and satellite-based services.

  • The award, comprising Rs.one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister recently.

About the Prize:

  • The Gandhi Peace Prize for social, economic and political transformation through non-violence was instituted in 1995.
  • A jury consisting of the Prime Minister of India, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, the Chief Justice of India and two other eminent persons decides the awardee each year.
  • It is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, creed or sex.

Sources: The Hindu, Wiki.

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