Gautam Buddha International Peace Award to Japanese Mayors

Nepal’s President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav will confer the Gautam Buddha International Peace Award to Japanese nationals, Tomihisa Taue (Mayor of Nagasaki) and Tadatoshi Akiba (former mayor of Hiroshima) at a special programme in Lumbini today. The award carries a cash prize of USD 25,000 each, medals and honorary letters. The Government of Nepal established the Gautam Buddha International Peace Award to recognize and honour individuals and institutions from around the world that have made significant contribution to peace and non-violence inspired by the teachings of Lord Buddha. The Japanese mayors are the first recipients of the award.