Irom Chanu Sharmila, the ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’ has been conferred the Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), New Delhi to honour her courageous and determined struggle for peace in Manipur.
IIPM’s founder director and the chairman of the award selection committee, Dr Malay Chaudhuri along with the institute’s Registrar Ratna Chaudhuri personally visited Sharmila on Saturday last here to confer upon her the prestigious award which includes a sum of Rs 51 lakh along with a gold medal and a citation.
The Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Prize which was instituted as an international award, in memory of Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of the poet’s 150th birth anniversary in 2011.
The award which was funded by a consortium of institutes and universities in Asia and Europe, is being conferred on individuals and groups who have made significant contributions in the areas of people’s economics, people-centric management, literature and peace.
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