Congress invited applications for Indira Gandhi award for 2015-16

Vastavam web:  The Congress has invited applications from individuals, religious and cultural bodies, ethnic groups and NGOs for the Indira Gandhi award for national integration for the year 2015-16.The Indira Gandhi Award for national integration was instituted in 1985 by the Congress in its centenary year. The award carries a citation and cash amount of Rs 10 lakh to be given either to a person or an institution for the outstanding contribution made to promote National Integration.

“30th Award for the year 2015-16 would be for the recognition of outstanding ccontribution to the cause of National Integration in that year and two years immediately preceding it. “Accordingly, the Chairperson, Advisory committee, Sonia Gandhi invites proposals for the said award latest by August 31 in the prescribed performa which can be obtained from the AICC headquarters on Akbar road,” said Motilal Vora, the member secretary of the Advisory committee for the award.Others who have also won the award include Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust (Indore, Madhya Pradesh), Balraj Puri, A R Rehman and Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, Narainpur, Chhattisgarh (jointly), Mohan Dharia, Gulzar, Dr M S Swaminathan and P V Rajagopal, besides Shyam Benegal and Javed Akhtar.