Liberia Prez receives peace prize; Sonia attends function

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New Delhi, Sept 13: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at a programme held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

It consists of award worth Rs 2.5 million and trophy with citation

Sirleaf, aged 74, was conferred with the award for being an inspiration to women and ensuring return of peace and democracy in her country, Liberia. She is the 24th President of Liberia. She is the first democratically elected women head of Liberia and this is currently in serving her second term as President.

This award was conferred on Sirleaf during her four day visit to India, 9 Sept to 12 Sept, 2013.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who returned from New York overnight after a medical check-up, was also at the Rashtrapati Bhavan well on time to attend the award ceremony.

The Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development was instituted in the name of former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It celebrates the values that she stood and fought for in the service of our nation and its people. It consists of award worth 2.5 million Rupees as well as trophy along with citation.

In New Delhi

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at a programme held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

New Delhi

Pranab Mukherjee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Manmohan Singh at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Rashtrapati Bhavan

Manmohan Singh, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Pranab Mukherjee and Sonia Gandhi with others at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In New Delhi

Manmohan Singh, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Pranab Mukherjee and Sonia Gandhi at a programme held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, announces the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, announces the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at a programme held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In New Delhi

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at a programme held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

In Rashtrapati Bhawan

Glimpse of Rashtrapati Bhawan as the the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, presented the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to the President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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