Tibetan spiritual leader and Noble Laureate Dalai Lama would be conferred Gandhi Darshan International Award 2018 by the Gandhi Global Foundation.
The award comprises of cash prize of Rs 3 lakh along with a citation, and sculpture.
While the Gandhi Darshan National Award would be conferred on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and the award for the best Chief Minster would be awarded to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Other list of awards and awardees includes the award for spiritual service given to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Philipose Mar Chrysostom, Metropolitan-Emeritus of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar.
Likewise, the award for humanitarian is presented to tribal healer Lakshmikutty, while the award for medical service has gone to TK Jayakumar, Head, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Government Medical College, Kottayam.
Meanwhile, the award for business has gone to MA Yusuf Ali, BR Shetty and B Govindan and the award for philanthropy has gone to Joseph Pulikunnel posthumously.
The National awards winners will be awarded cash prize of Rs 1 lakh along with a citation and sculpture. The national awards will be conferred across three venues and they are in Kerala on 30 January, Bangalore on 27 February, and New Delhi on 4 March at foundation’s international conferences.