Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former West Bengal governor, has been selected for 24th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for his outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.
The Advisory Committee of the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award in its meeting held on 28th July, 2018 announced the award will be presented to Shri Gopalkrishna Gandhi at a special ceremony on August 20 at Jawahar Bhawan, Delhi.
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The Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award carrying a citation and cash award of Rs 10 lakh, is given on the occasion of the birthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhi. It was instituted to commemorate the lasting contribution made by him to promote peace, communal harmony and fight against violence.
Former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Mohammed Yunus, Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil Dutt, Dilip Kumar, Kapila Vatsyayan, Teesta Setalvad, Swami Agnivesh, K R Narayanan, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Muzaffar Ali and Shubha Mudgal.