14th Dalai Lama conferred with the Gandhi Mandela Award 2022

14th Dalai Lama conferred with the Gandhi Mandela Award 2022

The prestigious Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 has been conferred to the 14th Dalai Lama  at Thekchen Choeling in Dharamshala’s McleodGanj by Himachal Pradesh governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar.

The Tibetan spiritual leader has received the peace prize from the New Delhi-based Gandhi Mandela Foundation for the qualities of non-violence and compassion which had been ingrained in Indian culture for thousands of years.

Universal Ambassador of Peace:

India nicknamed 14th Dalai Lama as “universal ambassador of peace” and also reiterates that he is perhaps the most deserving person in the world today for the award.

The Gandhi Mandela Foundation is deluged to accomplish the historical ceremony when the Gandhi Mandela Award is conferred to His Holiness Dalai Lama.

The Gandhi Mandela Award:

The Gandhi Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organisation which is registered with a government of India as a Trust.

It had formed with the motive to promote Mahatma Gandhi’s and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela’s values of non-violence.

It has established an international prize, the Gandhi Mandela Award.

The foundation formed the award on the 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, MK Gandhi.

Selection process for award:

The award is conferred to the personalities who have carried forward the legacies of Gandhi and Mandela by making significant contributions in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.

14th Dalai Lama:

Born: 6 July 1935, China

The 14th Dalai Lama is known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people. He is the highest spiritual leader and former head of state of Tibet.

Awards & honors received by him:

  • Noble Peace Prize- 1989
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award- 1959
  • Templeton Prize- 2012 (He donated prize money to the charity ‘Save the Children’)
  • He is the chief Patron of the Maha Bodhi Societyof India, conferred upon him at the 2008

The number of awards, honors and citizenship offered and conferred to him till the date.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Who has been given the prestigious Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 recently?

Ans. 14th Dalai Lama

Q2. Who delivered the prestigious Gandhi Mandela Award 2022 to Dalai Lama on behalf of the New Delhi-based Gandhi Mandela Foundation?

Ans. Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar

Q3. In which year 14th Dalai Lama has been honored with the Nobel Peace Prize?

Ans. 1989

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