Dharamshala, India — The spiritual leader of Tibet and Noble Peace Prize laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be awarded Gandhi Darshan International Award 2018 by the Gandhi Global Foundation.
The President of the foundation, Mr S.Vijayan on Tuesday during a press conference said that the award comprises of a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh along with a citation, and sculpture.
The Statesman reported that the award for humanitarian service is being presented to tribal healer Lakshmikutty, while T.K. Jayakumar, Head of Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery in a Government Medical College in Kottayam, is to be conferred with the award for medical service.
According to the Foundation, the Gandhi darshan National Award is being presented to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the award for the best Chief Minister (CM) is presented to Pinarayi Vijayan, CM of Kerala.
Another list of awards and awardees includes the award for spiritual service given to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Philipose Mar Chrysostom, Metropolitan-Emeritus of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar.
The report also stated that the award for business is to be presented to M.A. Yusuf Ali, B.R. Shetty, and B. Govindan and the award for philanthropy has gone to Joseph Pulikunnel posthumously.
As per the press conference and news reports, the National awards winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh along with a citation and sculpture. The national awards will be conferred across three venues; in Kerala on 30 January, Bangalore on 27 February, and New Delhi on 4 March where the international awards will also be presented.