unrest including violence in the society.
The significance of this award – the Mahatma Gandhi International
Prize for Social Responsibility – lies in the recognition of work done by
those individuals around the world who have dedicated their life to
cause of fostering social justice and promoting peace and
nonviolence in their day to day life.
We have dedicated this prestigious prize / award as a tribute to
Mahatma Gandhi, no doubt the greatest preacher and practitioner of
nonviolence, peace, reconciliation, social justice…
Gandhi was a social and spiritual leader of great depth and foresight.
He transformed daily, practical tasks and issues into potent symbols
that helped organize nonviolent resistance to British rule and capture
the hearts and minds of Indians and Britons alike.
Mahatma Gandhi, His example serves as a model of how a social protest movement
grounded in the cultivation of personal virtue can capture the
imagination of millions and change the world.
The inaugurating Medal has been conferred to the living apostle of
peace and social justice President Daisaku Ikeda. The Prize was
presented on 10 May in Melbourne at the fiftieth anniversary
celebration of the Soka Gakkai International.
Thereafter there will be stringent and well documented selection
process including a panel of 5 judges from the Senior Professors and
Nomination and criteria for the award on 2 October 2015 will be
uploaded to the website.