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Delhi-based CSE to get Indira Gandhi Peace Prize

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Published : Nov 20, 2018, 12:45 am IST
Updated : Nov 20, 2018, 12:45 am IST

In a statement, the CSE said it has accepted this award in the memory of Indira Gandhi.

According to a statement issued by the trust, the international jury, chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee, decided to give the award to CSE to keep the issue of environmental sustainability at the forefront of national attention and public policy.
 According to a statement issued by the trust, the international jury, chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee, decided to give the award to CSE to keep the issue of environmental sustainability at the forefront of national attention and public policy.

New Delhi: Delhi based environment think-tank, CSE, will be honoured with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development this year for its work in environmental education and protection.

On Monday, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust said that the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has been awarded the prize for its steadfast advocacy of measures to combat environmental deterioration and for its success in influencing public policies and programmes that have benefitted social and economic development in India.

 

According to a statement issued by the trust, the international jury, chaired by former president Pranab Mukherjee, decided to give the award to CSE to keep the issue of environmental sustainability at the forefront of national attention and public policy.

After the announcement, CSE director general Sunita Narain said that she and her colleagues are humbled to join this list of change-makers and asserted that it (the award) is the recognition of the imminent threats that the world faces today — of insecurity due to climate change, inequitable development, and growing environmental degradation.

In a statement, the CSE said it has accepted this award in the memory of Indira Gandhi.

 

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