Gandhi Peace Awards have been announced for the last two years. The former Bangladesh President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the year 2020 and the late Sultan of Oman for the year 2019, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, will be given the Gandhi Peace Prize. The Ministry of Culture gave this information on Monday.
The ministry said that the late Sultan Qaboos of Oman is being awarded to recognize his efforts to strengthen relations with India and promote peace and non-violence in the Gulf region. Gandhi Peace Prize is an annual award instituted by the Government of India to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in the year 1995.
This award is for all persons beyond nationality, race, language, caste, creed. The jury related to the Gandhi Peace Prize was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It consists of two ex-officio members of the jury, the Chief Justice of India, and the leader of the largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha.