Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

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Recently, the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament, and Development in 2022 was awarded to the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) by former vice president Shri Hamid Ansari for their remarkable service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About Indira Gandhi Peace Prize: 

  • The Indira Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual prestigious award given since 1986
  • It has been named after former Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi, and on the birth anniversary of Smt. Indira Gandhi, on November 19  every year, is conferred by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.
  • It consists of a monetary award of 25 lakh along with a citation.

  • Awarded To: 
    • The award is given to people or associations pursuing worldwide harmony and development, guaranteeing that logical revelation is utilised to further the scope of opportunity, improve humankind, and make a new global economic order.
  • Current award: 
    • The 2022 award acknowledged the selfless service, dedication, and perseverance displayed by healthcare workers during the pandemic.

Significance of this Award:

  • Healthcare workers worked tirelessly, often neglecting their own welfare, and endured unprecedented work hours. 
    • These COVID warriors stood as the primary defence against the virus, exemplifying remarkable resilience, tenacity, and compassion in adversity. 
  • The award represents the unparalleled commitment and sacrifices of healthcare professionals and is aligned with the principles and causes advocated by Indira Gandhi throughout her illustrious career.