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Monday, 31 October 2011

International Awards and Honours

Nobel Prize : The most prestigious award in the world, supported by The Nobel Foundation ( USD 58,960,000) was set up in 1900 under the will of Alfred Bernhard Nobel. Alfred Nobel was a Swedish scientist and chemical engineer who discovered Nitroglycerin and its use in manufacturing of Dynamite in 1866.These awards are presented annually on 10 December, the daeth Anniversary of the founder and is presented by Swedish King.

Pulitzer Prize: Pulitzer Prize was instituted in 1917 and was named after US publisher. Joseph Pulitzer. It is annually confered in the US for accomplishment in Journalism, literature and music.

Magsaysay Award instituted in 1957, named after Ramon Magsaysay, President of the Philippines; it is annually conferred for outstanding contribution to Public Service, Community Leadership,Journalism,Literature,Creative Arts and International Understanding.

Templeton Awards instituted 1972, named after John M Templrton, a presbyterian of Nassau, Bahamas is given for progress in religion.

Booker Prize instituted in 1968 is the highest literary award, set up by the booker company and the British  Publishers Association.

Right Livelihood Awards instituted in 1980 by Jakob Von Vexkull, a swedish-German writer and philatelic expert, after selling hiis stamp collection.Also know as alternate Nobel Prize and conferred for practical and exemplary solutions to real problems of today.

Oscar Awards conferred annually by Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciencs in the US in recognition of contribution and performance in the field of cinema.

Jawaharlal Nehru Awards Instituted by Govt of India, is conferred annually to persons for outstanding contribution in promotion of international understanding , goodwill and friendship among people of the world.

Posted by : Vishal.Kalgutkar

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