Noted cultural personality, Ramendu Majumdar received this year’s Gandhi Memorial Peace Prize introduced by India’s Gandhi Peace Foundation. The prize was given in a function organised by the West Bengal branch of the Foundation in association with The Times of India on Thursday in Naihati.
Javed Ahmed Khan, Disaster Management and Civil Defence Minister of West Bengal was the chief guest. Reputed mime artist Bidyanath Chakraborty was also honoured with the prize.
The function was organised to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Dr Aniruddha Majumdar, Chairman of the Foundation’s West Bengal unit gave the welcome speech.
Ramendu Majumdar also delivered Gandhi Memorial Lecture on the topic ‘Mahatma and Bangabandhu: two symbols of nonviolence’.
Regarding receiving the prize he said, ‘I feel honoured to be the recipient of this prestigious prize. Mahatma Gandhi is an icon of peace for the ages. I am touched to be awarded a prize named after him.’