Friday, July 24, 2009

Gandhi Peace Prize Recipients

No Year Name Recipient Description

1. 1995 Julius Nyerere 1st President of Tanzania
2. 1996 A. T. Ariyaratne Founder of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement
3. 1997[1] Gerhard Fischer[2] German diplomat, recognised for his work against leprosy and polio
4. 1998 Ramakrishna Mission Founded by Swami Vivekananda
5. 1999[3] Baba Amte Social Worker
6. 2000 Nelson Mandela (co-recipient) Former President of South Africa
7. 2000 Grameen Bank (co-recipient) Founded by Muhammad Yunus
8. 2001[4] John Hume Northern Irish Politician
9. 2002 Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
10. 2003 VĂ¡clav Havel Last President of Czechoslovakia and first President of the Czech Republic
11. 2004 Coretta Scott King Widow of Martin Luther King
12. 2005[5] Desmond Tutu South African cleric and activist
13. 2006 Yohei_Sasakawa Chairman of Nippon_Foundation

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