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Founder-Manager, City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow,

24th November 2011

A Report
Two Indians awarded International Gusi Peace Prize in Manila
The Governor of West Bengal, His Excellency Mr. M.K. Narayanan and Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder of City Montessori School (CMS) were honoured with the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize Award in Manila on 24th November 2011. The awards were constituted by International Committee and Chairman of the Board, Gusi Peace Prize International - Ambassador Hon'ble Mr. Barry Gusi.
Often referred to as the Nobel Peace Prize of Asia, the Gusi Peace Prize is mandated by Presidential Proclamation No.1476 – signed by former Philippines President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo – declaring Annual National Celebration on every fourth Wednesday of November every year as 'The Gusi Peace Prize International Friendship Day.' That is why the Gusi Peace Prize awarding ceremony took place this year on the fourth Wednesday of November i.e. on November 24, 2011.
The Committee awarded Dr Jagdish Gandhi the Gusi Peace Prize of 2011 for his "untiring effort, working for people's amelioration, to find peaceful solution for people's welfare and for his significant contribution to world peace through education."
The other Indian recipient of Gusi Peace Prize Award-Hon'ble Mr. M.K. Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal is a highly respected and, well loved statesman who has served his constituents well. Basically, that describes this great Governor. The Governor is a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and a former National Security Advisor. He is also consulted for security matters both from the national and local government.
The awards are given out worldwide every year to individuals or groups who have proven themselves to be brilliant exemplars of society, as well as contributors to peace and human rights. The Foundation receives more than a 1000 proposals each year – but the 13-member committee strictly selects only 15. This year there were more than 1,300 proposals from all over the world and Dr Gandhi along with H.E. Mr. Narayanan were among the 15 selected for this prestigious international award. Website conceptualized and developed by Dr Sunita Gandhi, Hon. Chief Academic Advisor, CMS and Team.