Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration

Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration

The Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration is the prestigious award accorded by the Indian National Congress. This Award is given annually starting from 1985 to distinguished persons/institutions for promoting national integration and understanding and fellowship amongst religious groups, communities, ethnic groups, cultures, languages and traditions of India and the strengthening, through thought and action of the nation's sense of solidarity. The Awardee is selected by an Advisory Committee of eminent persons representing art, science, culture, education, literature, religion social work journalism, law and public life. The Award carries an amount of Rs. 1.51 lakh in cash and a citation. The Award is given on the Martyrdom Day i.e. 31st October. The Award is given for services deserving of recognition in the year to which the Award relates and two years immediately preceding it.

Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration Recipients

The Award has so far been given to Swami Ranganathananda(1987), Smt. Aruna Asaf Ali, Bharat Scouts & Guides(1987), Shri P.N. Haksar, M.S. Subbulakshmi(1990), Shri Rajiv Gandhi (Posthumous), Paramdham Ashram (Wardha, Maharashtra), Acharya Shree Tulisji, Dr.Bishambar Nath Pande, Sardar Beant Singh (Posthumous) & Shri Natwar Thakkar (Jointly), Gandhi Institute of Public Affairs (Karnataka), Indira Gandhi Centre for National Integration (Shanti Niketan), Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma (Posthumous), Prof. Satish Dhawan, Shri HY Sharada Prasad, Ram-Rahim Nagar Slum Dwellers Association (Ahmedabad), Aaman Pathik – Peace Volunteer Group (Ahmedabad), Shri Ram Sinh Solanki and Shri Sunil Tamaiche (Jointly), Acharya Mahaprajna(2002), Shri Shyam Benegal(2003), Mahashweta Devi(2004), Javed Akhtar(2005) and J S Bandukwala & Ram Puniyani(jointly)(2006).


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