Indira Gandhi award goes to Bandukwalla, Puniyani

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New Delhi, Sep 28 (UNI) Noted civil rights activists J S Bandukwalla and Ram Puniyani have been jointly selected for the prestigious "Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration" for 2006.

They will share the prize money of Rs three lakh.

The annual award, instituted by the Congress, recognises outstanding contribution by individuals and institutions to the cause of national integration.

AICC Treasurer Motilal Vora, who is also the Member-Secretary of the Advisory Committee of the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration, said here today that Dr Bandukwalla and Prof Puniyani were selected for the award for "their yeoman work in promoting and preserving National Integration in the country." The two awardees would be the 22nd recipients of the award.

The award will be presented by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on October 31, the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.


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