Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shall receive the Indira GAndhi Prize for PeaceÂ Â Disarmament and Development Â 2012 from the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, tomorrow.
74-year-old Sirleaf, the firstÂ democratically elected women HeadÂ of State of any African nation, will be presented with the award at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
AnÂ economist, Sirleaf, who shared her Nobel Peace Prize 2011 withÂ Leymah GboweeÂ ofÂ LiberiaÂ andÂ Tawakel KarmanÂ ofÂ Yemen, was named among top 10 leaders by ‘Newsweek’ magazine in 2010.
TheÂ Indira Gandhi PrizeÂ or theÂ Indira Gandhi Peace PrizeÂ or theÂ Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and DevelopmentÂ is the prestigious award accorded annually byÂ IndiaÂ to individuals or organizations in recognition of creative efforts toward promoting international peace, development and aÂ new international economic order; ensuring that scientific discoveries are used for the larger good of humanity, and enlarging the scope of freedom.
The prize carries a cash award of 25Â lakhÂ Indian rupeesÂ and aÂ citation. A written work, in order to be eligible for consideration, should have been published.
The panel constituted by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust consists of prominent national and international personalities including previous recipients. The recipients are chosen from a pool of national and international nominees.