President Ram NathKovind on February 26, 2019 conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 at a function in RashtrapatiBhavan, New Delhi. The award ceremony saw the presence of Prime Minister NarendraModi.
For 2015, Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari was given the award for its contribution in Rural Development, Education and Development of natural resources.
For 2016, the award was presented jointly to AkshayaPatra Foundation for its contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of children across India and Sulabh International for its contribution in improving the condition of sanitation in India and emancipation of manual scavengers.
EkalAbhiyan Trust was conferred the award for 2017 for its contribution in providing Education for Rural and Tribal Children in remote areas pan India, Rural Empowerment, Gender and Social Equality.
For 2018, Japan’s YoheiSasakawa was given the prize for his contribution in Leprosy Eradication in India and across the world.