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Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

Shobhit Kalra

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Published on 19 Nov 2017 4:10 AM GMT

Manmohan Singh to get Indira Gandhi peace prize
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New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement.

The international jury of the prize is chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Suman Dubey, secretary of the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, said in the statement: "Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development is awarded to Manmohan Singh for his leadership of the country and its achievements during the momentous 10 years from 2004 to 2014...

"...for his contributions to the cause of economic and social development, for improving India's stature in the world and its relationship with its neighbours and the leading nations of the world and for his dedication to the security and well-being of ordinary citizens regardless of their faith, caste, region or language."

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Shobhit Kalra

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