The Indira Gandhi Award Year: 19 November, 2022

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development: The International Jury of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, chaired by the former Chief Justice of India, Justice T. S. Thakur, announced the award of the Prize for 2021 to Pratham Education Foundation, as a pioneering civil society organisation dedicated to improving the quality of education for underprivileged children in India and across the world.

Dr Rukmini Banerji, CEO of, Pratham received the Prize from former Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari in the presence of Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson of Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Listen to her moving acceptance speech: