Gandhi Peace Prize 2021 to be conferred on Gita Press, sparks controversy…….

Last Updated on June 18, 2023 by admin

The Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021 was conferred on Gita Press, Gorakhpur, in recognition of its “outstanding contribution towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violent and other Gandhian methods”, the ministry of culture announced on Sunday.
Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today slammed the Centre for awarding The Gandhi Peace Prize for 2021 to publisher Gita Press from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur. Calling the decision, taken by a jury headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a “travesty”, the Congress MP likened it to awarding Hindutva idologue VD Savarkar and Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse. He also referred to a 2015 book on Gita Press authored by journalist Akshaya Mukul, claiming it unearths the “stormy relations” the publisher had with the Mahatma.

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