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ISRO to get Gandhi Peace Prize, 2014

ISROIndia’s space agency — Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014.

An official release said, the decision to this effect was taken by the Jury for the Prize which met under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The ISRO is engaged in making space technology a catalyst of development to bring about societal transformation. Through the years, the organization has upheld its mission of bringing space to the service of the common man and in the service of the nation.

In the process it has become one of the six largest space agencies of the world.

Instituted in 1995, The Gandhi Peace Prize is rewarded to the person or institution for making social, economic and political transformation through non-violence.

The Award comprises an amount of Rs. one crore and a citation.

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