Gore among others awarded by tribals

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Mawphlang, Oct 6 (UNI) Tribal chieftains has awarded former US Vice- President Al Gore with the ''People's Parliament Global Award'' for promoting worldwide awareness on global warming at the People's Parliament held in this village of Meghalaya.

Gore was awarded for his hard-hitting environmental documentary- ' An Inconvenient Truth,' which won three Academy Awards. The award will request the American Embassy in New Delhi to accept the award, which includes a citation, gifts, photograph of ancient Mawphlang sacred groves and a plaque.

Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Grassroots Democracy Advisory Council and NCP parliamentarian Robert Kharshiing said the tribal chieftains decided to award Gore for his untiring efforts in promoting a worldwide awareness on global warming.

The People's Parliament, attended by thousands of people from across the state also awarded Major Ahluwalia, Chairman, Indian Spinal Injury Centre (New Delhi), E.Sreedharan, Chairman and MD, Delhi Metro, Ms Nirmal Deshpande, MP and eminent Gandhian, Bhushan Raina, Editor, Business Economics and Dinesh Trivedi, MP.

13 personalities from Meghalaya will also be honoured with People's Parliament Meghalaya Awards. Persons selected for the People's Parliament Meghalaya Awards are Helen Giri, late Babu Onderson Mawrie, Dr Milton Sangma, Advisor Council of Nokmas, Dr Balajied Sing Syiem of Khyrim, SG Momin, retired IPS officer and President Council of Nokmas, late Shrolenson Marbaniang, OB Tariang, Rev RR Cunville, Fr Alfred Marzo, SDB, Sister Helen Albisuri, Campbell Shullai, Tony Marak, IFS and the Lyngdoh of Hima Mawphlang.

UNI

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