Geetakshi Arora Won Noor Inayat Khan Prize
An Indian student Geetakshi Arora has been awarded the inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize for her excellent dissertation on “Goddess Myths in Graphic Novels: Reimagining Indian Feminity”. Currently, Geetakshi is a post-graduate student of the South Asia Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. The award has been instituted in the memory of Noor Inayat Khan, famous World War II heroine. The award was established by Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust that promote the message of peace, non-violence and religious and racial harmony The award consists of 1,000 pounds and certificate. Noor Inayat Khan (also known as “Nora Baker” and “Madeleine”) was of Indian Sufi origin and believed in non-violence and religious harmony.

Hanan Al Hroub won 2016 Global Teacher Prize
A Palestinian primary school teacher from a refugee camp, Hanan Al Hroub, on 13 March won one million dollar Global Teacher Prize. She was awarded for her outstanding contribution to the profession. Hroub, who runs the Samiha Khalil High School in Al-Bireh, Palestine, defeated nine other finalists from around the world, including India’s Robin Chaurasiya to win the award. The 2016 Winner of the Global Teacher Prize was announced by Pope Francis in a ceremony held at the Atlantis Palm Hotel in Dubai.

President’s Standard Awarded To 119 Helicopter Unit
President Pranab Mukherjee presented the President’s Standard to 119 Helicopter Unit and colours to 28 ED of Indian Air Force on 4 March. President Mukherjee visited Jamnagar district of Gujarat on March 3 and 4 and gave the President’s Standard to Indian Airforce at the Airforce base.

Mehta Conferred with “Cross of Order of Merit” Award
The Indian chemical scientist, researcher and Padma Sri award winner Mehta was conferred with Germany Prestigious “Cross of Order of Merit” (Bundesverdien stikrevz) award presented by Achim Fabig, German council gerneral, in chennai,Tamil Nadu.He served as director of IISC,Bengaluru, president of Indian national science Academy (INSA) and Present he is working in National Research Professor and Lilly-Jublant. He has authored more than 400 research papers.

Mahindra Received France’s Highest Civilian Award
Mahindra & Mahindra Chairman and Managing Director (MD) Anand Mahindra was conferred with Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by French Government. He was presented with this award by Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India in recognition of his outstanding national and international achievements.

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