New Delhi, Oct 11 : The 31st 'Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration' for the year 2017 and 2018 has been awarded to Chandi Prasad Bhatt, for his services in promoting and preserving national integration in the country.
In order to uphold the cause of National Integration and understanding which was dearest to Indira Gandhi's heart, INC in its centenary year had instituted the 'Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration' to give recognition to outstanding contribution to this cause by individuals or institutions.
The award consists of a citation and cash of Rs 10 lakh to be given to awardee by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on October 31 in the auditorium of Jawahar Bhawan, here at 5pm.
Former recipients of this Award are-- Swami Ranganathananda, Aruna Asaf Ali, Bharat Scouts and Guides, P N Haksar, M S Subbulakshmi, Rajiv Gandhi (posthumous) etc. (UNI)