IMPHAL, Dec 27 – The 12th Signature Sarva Gunah Sampannah Award – ‘Award for peace and Harmony’ was conferred on Irom Chanu Sharmila today.
The Signature Peace Award to Irom Sharmila was conferred by the 12th Signature Sarva Gunah Sampannah Award Selection Committee in recognition of her unwavering dedication and selfless sacrifice for the people of Manipur in particular and North East in general, at the premises of the security ward of the JN Hospital where she is being currently lodged and force-fed.
The award was presented to Sharmila who is on a fast unto death since November 4, 2000 demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 from Manipur. The award consists of Rs 25,000 in cash, a shawl, citation and a traditional Assamese japi.
Soon after she was produced before the court of chief judicial magistrate Imphal East and remanded to judicial custody till Januray 10, 2011.
Sharmila was also awarded Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize-2010 by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) on September 11 last in Imphal. The award consists of Rs 51 lakh in cash, a shawl and citation.