Former South African President Nelson Mandela would be conferred the People's Parliament Global Award, a traditional tribal institution of Meghalaya announced here on Friday.
Mr. Mandela was chosen for the award because of his sacrifice for the struggle against apartheid, Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) chairman John F. Kharshiing told a press conference.
Besides, three journalists — Aroon Purie, Rajdeep Sardesai and Arnab Goswami — would be given the People's Parliament National Awards for their “unbiased, ethical and investigative reporting,” he said.
These awards, instituted by GCCM, would be conferred at a function to be held at Asananggre near Tura in West Garo Hills District on November 14, Mr. Kharshiing said.
Al Gore, earlier awardee
Earlier, former United States Vice-President Al Gore was conferred the People's Parliament Global Award for promoting awareness on climate change.