IMPORTANT AWARDS AND THEIR FIELDS- The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding

 

The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding

 

The Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding is an international award presented by the Government of India in honour of Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first prime minister.

 

It was established in 1965 and is administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to people “for their outstanding contribution to the promotion of international understanding, goodwill and friendship among people of the world”. The money constituent of this award is 2.5 million rupees.

First awarded 1965
Total awarded 36
Cash award ₹ 2.5 million
First awardee(s) U Thant