Prime Minister Narendra Modi has donated the prize
amount received as part of Seoul Peace Prize to Namami Gange Fund. Prime
Minister Modi, is the 14th recipient of the award, first for an Indian. He has
been awarded the prize in recognition of his service to international
cooperation, global growth and human development.
The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 as
a biennial recognition to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic
Games held in Seoul. The award was established to crystalize Korean people’s
yearning for peace on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of the world.
Gange Programme’ is an Integrated Conservation Mission which seeks to
achieve effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National
The main pillars of Namami Gange Programme are
a) Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure, b) River-Surface Cleaning, c) Afforestation,
d) Industrial Effluent Monitoring, e) River-Front Development, f) Bio-Diversity,
g) Ganga Gram and h) Public Awareness