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Updated: January 26, 2014 12:58 IST

Communal harmony award for Gandhian

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N. Radhakrishnan
N. Radhakrishnan

N.Radhakrishnan has worked towards restoring peace in communally tense areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Gandhian N. Radhakrishnan has been chosen as one of the winners of the national communal harmony awards.

Seventy-year-old Dr. Radhakrishnan, academic, Gandhian scholar and peace worker, had initiated the “Shanti Sena” programme at Gandhigram Rural University, Madurai, and extended this work to other parts of the country. He has been working actively to restore peace in communally tense areas of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Having served as Director of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, for more than a decade, he was instrumental in initiating and implementing many innovative activities in educational institutions by using Gandhian values and principles. His campaign, “Himsamukth Bharat Andolan,” motivates people to become foot soldiers in campaigning for peace and sustainable development.

The National Communal Harmony Awards were instituted in 1996 by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organisation set up by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for promoting communal harmony and national integration.

The award has been instituted with a view to demonstrate due appreciation and recognition of the efforts of individuals and organisations for promotion of communal harmony and national integration in a sustained manner over a sufficiently long period of time.

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