> Home / More Current Affair News / Current Affair Detail

First Mahathir Award for Global Peace given to Mandela



Updated On - Thursday, 29 August 2013

28 August 2013

The inaugural Mahathir Award for Global Peace has been awarded to former South African President Nelson Mandela current South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday accepted the award on behalf of Mandela, who is in a critical condition in a hospital in Pretoria.

The Mahathir Award for Global Peace is an peace award instituted by the Mahathir Global Peace Foundation, which was formed to contribute to worldwide peace efforts.

Mahathir Mohamad was Malaysia's Prime Minister for 22 years before he stepped down.

Describing Mandela as a friend, Mohamad said it was appropriate that the South African leader was the first recipient of the award as he was truly a man of peace.

"I remember the first time I met Mandela in Zambia just after he was released from prison in Robben Island," he said.

"I was expecting a broken or bitter man for he had spent 27 years in jail. Instead, I found a man who was extremely rational and who thought of nothing but the welfare and well-being of the people in Africa."  

Mohamad said Mandela should have been bitter but the former President told him that he had made friends with the jailers who provided him with newspapers.

The Mahathir Award for Global Peace will be presented annually to recognise those who have made valiant efforts in promoting peace.

Published by: The Hindustan Times

Entrance Exam Notice Board 2023
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Exam Date : 07-2024-01 Last Date : 12-2023-31
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
VIT All India Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)
Exam Date : 04-2024-19 Last Date : 03-2024-30
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Admission Test for IcfaiTech (ATIT)
Exam Date : 12-2023-21 Last Date : 12-2023-19
Entrance Exam Notice Board
State Level
Andhra Pradesh Physical Education Common Entrance Test (APPECET)
Exam Date : 05-2023-31 Last Date : 05-2023-24
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET)
Exam Date : 12-2023-10 Last Date : 11-2023-13
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Joint Entrance Exam - Main (JEE-Main)
Exam Date : 01-2024-24 Last Date : 11-2023-30
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
Exam Date : 02-2024-03 Last Date : 10-2023-12
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Joint Admission Test (JAM)
Exam Date : 02-2023-12 Last Date : 10-2023-11
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA)
Exam Date : 02-2024-18 Last Date : 02-2023-11
Entrance Exam Notice Board
University Level
PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT)
Exam Date : Last Date :
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
Sha-Shib Scholarship and Aptitude Test (SSAT)
Exam Date : 04-2024-24 Last Date : 03-2024-15
Entrance Exam Notice Board
All India
All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)
Exam Date : 12-2024-15 Last Date :
More...