Indira Gandhi Peace Prize 2019
- 08 Sep 2020
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Sir David Attenborough has been conferred with Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2019 at a virtual ceremony.
- Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
- The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is an annual prestigious award named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi.
- It is conferred every year by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust since 1986.
- It consists of a citation and a monetary award of Rs. 25 lakh.
- The award recognizes creative efforts by individuals/organizations working towards:
- Creating new international economic order,
- Promoting international peace & development,
- Ensuring that scientific discoveries are used for the larger good of humanity and enlarging the scope of freedom.
- David Attenborough
- Sir David is an English broadcaster and natural historian.
- He is best known for writing and presenting the BBC Natural History Unit.
- The nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitute a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth.
- He has worked to make aware about the need to- preserve and protect biodiversity of the planet, to live in a sustainable and harmonious way with all life.
- Notable Recipients of Indira Gandhi Peace Prize: