Former PM Manmohan Singh receives Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

Nov 20, 2018 09:48 IST
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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for his leadership of the country between 2004 and 2014 and for enhancing India’s stature globally. Sonia Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee and Former CJI TS Thakur were part of the panel. The prestigious award is accorded annually by Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. In his speech, Singh said he was ‘honored and deeply humbled’at receiving the prestigious award. He also took a swipe at the current regime and said, “We must not fall prey to the argument that India’s development requires a restriction of the freedoms of its people and a concept of nationhood which demands a contrived unity rather than embrace the reality of India’s diversity.” (Hindustan Times)