Friday, 7 March 2014

Chandi Prasad Bhatt wins Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013


Chandi Prasad Bhatt wins Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013

 


  •  The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 has been awarded to eminent Gandhian and environmentalist, Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt. 

  • The jury for the prize met under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 18th February 2014 and decided upon his name.

  •  The other members of the jury were Justice P Sathasivam, leader of opposition Sushma Swaraj, Rajya Sabha MP Karan Singh, and ex-governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi. 

    •  Chandi Prasad Bhatt, born in 1934 , is a noted Gandhian environmentalist and social activist.

    •  He was one of the pioneers of the Chipko movement for which he was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1982.

    •  He is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan in 2005.

      •  One of India's first modern environmentalists, today he is known for his work on subaltern social ecology.

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