Mahatma’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee gets French honour

Posted on:22 Apr 2016 09:31:48

Mahatma’s granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee gets French honour
22 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: Mahatma Gandhi's granddaughter Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee has been decorated with one of France's top honour The Order of Arts and Letters for her contribution in promoting peace, solidarity, culture, education, and development.On behalf of the French President Bhattacharjee, 82, was conferred the Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) honour here late last evening by French Ambassador Francois Richier. This honour comes in recognition of Bhattacharjee's remarkable work for promoting peace, solidarity, culture, education, and development through her commitment to perpetuating the memory and legacy of her grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi For the past 28 years, she has been working for the Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, founded by Mahatma Gandhi in memory of his wife to serve needy women and children of rural India. 

Order of Arts and Letters : The Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) was established in 1957 by French government.The award is to recognize eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.The Order of Arts and Letters is presented out three times annually under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Culture and Communication.

Some noted Indian recipients of this honour in the past include Bharti Kher, Subodh Gupta, Shahrukh Khan, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Aishwarya Rai, Raghu Rai, Ebrahim Alkazi, Habib Tanveer, and Upamanyu Chatterjee. 

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