Awards and Honours

Shah Rukh Khan Received ‘Knight Of The Legion Of Honor’
Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan was conferred with top French civilian award “Knight of the Legion of Honor” (National Order of the Legion of Honour) on 1 July for his outstanding contribution to cultural diversity across the world.

Indian Mathematician Named Joint Winner Of ‘ 2014 George Polya Prize ‘
Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, on 10 July became the first joint winner of the prestigious ‘ 2014 George Polya Prize ‘ for finding a solution to a problem that had eluded mathematicians for more than half a century.

Environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt Received Gandhi Peace Prize – 2013
Eminent Gandhian and environmentalist Chandi Prasad Bhatt on 15 July was awarded with the prestigious Gandhi Peace prize for 2013. He was awarded by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

2014 Ramon Magsaysay Awards Announced
The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards for year 2014 were announced on 31 July  and it included six winners. Education is a big theme in this year’s awards, with two individuals who have dedicated their lives to educating indigenous communities – a Filipino and an Indonesian – and a Pakistani organization that builds schools for girls, among the 6 awardees. The 2014 Awardees are:-
i) Saur Marlina Manurung (Indonesia)
ii) Randy Halasan (The Philippines)
iii) Hu Shuli (China) iv) Omara Khan Masoudi (Afghanistan)
v) Wang Canfa (China)
vi) The Citizen Foundation (Pakistan)


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