Center for Science and Environment won Indira Gandhi Award: The Indira Gandhi Award for Peace, Disarmament and Development was presented to the Center for Science and Environment (CSE) for the year 2018. On behalf of CSE, Director General of the institute Sunita Narayan received the award on Tuesday. On this occasion Sunita Narayan said that air pollution is the biggest factor to bring equality, which does not make any difference between rich and poor.
Expressing concern over deteriorating air quality in the national capital, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said at the award function, “We, who live in this capital notorious as the world’s most polluted city, can remember the difference in air quality.” When CNG was implemented in public vehicles.
This change was made possible due to CSE’s solid expertise and the Congress government of the time. On this occasion, the Congress President also mentioned the steps taken by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to protect the environment.
Naturalist Attenborough to receive Indira Gandhi Award for 2019
Famous naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has been selected for the 2019 Indira Gandhi Peace Prize. According to a statement issued by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, the international jury headed by former President Pranab Mukherjee selected Sir Attenborough for the Indira Gandhi Award for Peace, Disarmament and Development.
This award is being given to Attenborough due to the work done in the natural world. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh and a citation. Attenborough has long been associated with the BBC and has received many accolades including knighthood.