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Chandi Prasad Bhatt to get Indira Gandhi National Unity Award

Chandi Prasad Bhatt to get Indira Gandhi National Unity Award
October 17
10:30 2019

DEHRADUN: Noted environmentalist and Gandhian from Uttarakhand Chandi Prasad Bhatt has been selected for the Indira Gandhi National Unity Award this year. Bhatt, known for pioneering the Chipko Movement, will be honoured by Sonia Gandhi during a function at Jawahar Bhawan in New Delhi on October 31, senior party leader Harish Rawat’s chief spokesman Surendra Kumar said.

The announcement was made by senior Congress leader and member of the award committee Motilal Vora, Kumar said. Bhatt has been awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1982, followed by the Padma Bhushan in 2005. He is also known for his work on subaltern ecology. PTI

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