Saturday, May 21, 2011

IIPM announces Anna Hazare Fellowship

Award Conferred To Irom Chanu Sharmila By IIPM

After Irom Sharmila in 2010, it is Anna Hazare who has won the 2011 IIPM Rabindranath Tagore International Peace Prize. In a bid to show strong solidarity to Anna Hazare’s determined and non-violent protest against corruption and the institution of a Jan Lokpal Bill, IIPM, the foremost institute of higher learning in the areas of management, entrepreneurship and National Economic Planning, today declared to award the veteran activist with prize money of Rs.1 crore. This was declared by Prof Arindam Chaudhuri, Director of IIPM Think Tank, after he met Anna Hazare at the protest venue near Jantar Mantar, in presence of IIPM’s Founder Director, Dr Malay Chaudhuri. The prestigious award, comprising of the highest prize money in this category in India, would be handed over to Anna Hazare on 9th May 2011 at a special ceremony being organised by the institute to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of India’s first Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof Arindam Chaudhuri commented, “This award is to pay our sincere gratitude to a person who has selflessly worked throughout his lifetime for the betterment of the society, working for the poor, the needy and the general public. His non-violent approach and awe-inspiring support base has truly made him a modern day Gandhi. We at IIPM stand in strong solidarity of his protest against corruption.”

Dr Malay Chaudhuri, expressed his strong desire to start an Anna Hazare Fellowship Programme in Rural Entrepreneurship and Leadership at IIPM. This programme aims to train 50 rural youths annually, selected from all across the country, with the required managerial and entrepreneurial skills. Once trained, these young rural entrepreneurs would be provided a monthly fellowship of Rs.4,000 which they would further utilise to bring about a sustainable economic development in their specified rural belts. Last year, IIPM had honored the ‘Iron Lady’ of Manipur, Irom Chanu Sharmila with the Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Peace Prize, for her determined and committed fight for over a decade, against the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

IIPM has honored various noted individuals from different walks of life for their contribution in social welfare, literature, fine arts, culture, etc.

For More IIPM Info, Visit below mentioned IIPM articles.
IIPM: Indian Institute of Planning and Management
Professor Arindam Chaudhuri - A Man For The Society....
Arindam Chaudhuri: We need Hazare's leadership

IIPM BBA MBA B-School: Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize To Irom Chanu Sharmila
GIDF Club of IIPM Lucknow Organizes Blood Donation Camp
IIPM Lucknow – News article in Economic Times and Times of India


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