While addressing the second meeting of the National Committee for Commemoration Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary, The Gandhi Citizenship Education Prize was announced last month by Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa in to help promote Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals.
Antonio Costa is known as the ‘Gandhi of Lisbon’ for his work along Gandhian principles. Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal.
The Gandhi Education Prize will be given out every year inspired by the thoughts and quotes of Mahatma Gandhi. The first edition of the education prize will be dedicated to animal welfare since Gandhi used to say that the way animals were treated in a nation was indicative of its greatness.