ISRO receives Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014

ISRO receives Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014

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India: The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 was presented to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function today, May 18, 2017 in New Delhi.

The Prize was presented by former Prime Minister and IGMT trustee, Dr Manmohan Singh, in the presence of Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust (IGMT), and was received by Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, ISRO on behalf of ISRO.

The Prize, which was announced in the year 2014 by the jury headed by Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari, in recognition of its path-breaking achievements, culminating in the Mars Orbiter Mission; its significant contributions in strengthening international cooperation in the peaceful use of outer space etc.,

The award consists of a trophy made of banded Haematite Jasper, with a portrait of the late Prime Minister in the tradition of Jaipur miniature paintings, a cash award of INRĀ 10 millionsĀ and a Citation.