Gita Press, Gorakhpur to be Awarded Gandhi Peace Prize for the Year 2021

Gita Press, Gorakhpur to be Awarded Gandhi Peace Prize for the Year 2021

Recently, the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021 has been announced to be given to Gita Press, Gorakhpur.

  • After deliberations on June 18, 2023, the jury chaired by the Prime Minister has unanimously selected Geeta Press, Gorakhpur for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2021.
  • The award has been given to Geeta Press, Gorakhpur for its outstanding contribution in bringing about change in the social, economic and political spheres through non-violence and other Gandhian ideals.

Gandhi Peace Prize

  • The Gandhi Peace Prize is given annually by the Government of India. The award was instituted in the year 1995 on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, as a tribute to his ideals.
  • The award is open to all persons without distinction of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or sex.
  • The award carries an amount of one crore rupees, a citation, a plaque and an outstanding traditional handicraft/handloom masterpiece.
  • Past awardees include organizations such as ISRO, Ramakrishna Mission, Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, Vivekananda Kendra (Kanyakumari), Akshaya Patra (Bengaluru), Ekal Abhiyan Trust (India) and Sulabh International (New Delhi).
  • In recent years Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman in 2019, and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh in 2020 have been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize.

Gitapress, Gorakhpur

  • Gita Press established in the year 1923 is one of the largest publishers in the world. It has published 41.7 crore books in 14 languages, including 16.21 crore Shrimad Bhagavad Gita books. This organization has never taken advertisements for its publications for revenue generation.

Source – The Hindu

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