President to present 2014 Gandhi Peace Prize to ISRO

New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.

The annual Gandhi Peace Prize — instituted by the government of India in 1995 on the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi — is given to individuals and institutions for their contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.

Chandi Prasad Bhatt, a Gandhian environmentalist and social activist who founded Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh (DGSS) in Gopeshwar in 1964, which later became a mother organisation to the Chipko movement, was awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013.

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