Saturday, March 1, 2014

Chandi Prasad Bhatt won Gandhi Peace Prize for 2013 . Read it here

Chandi Prasad Bhatt
* Bhatt was one of the pioneers of the
Chipko movement (His founded
Dasholi Gram Swarajya Sangh became
the mother-organisation to Chipko
movement) for which he was awarded
with the Ramon Magsaysay Award in
1982
* In 2005, he was awarded with Padma
Bhushan
* He was born in 1934
* He is known for his work on Subaltem
social ecology and in one of the first
modern environmentalists
The jury that took the decision of
awarding Bhatt with the peace prize
was headed by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and decided on
Bhatt. Other members of the jury were
* Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam
* Leader of the Opposition in the Lok
Sabha Sushma Swaraj
* Rajya Sabha member Karan Singh
* former West Bengal Governor
Gopalkrishna Gandhi