Nobel laureate Aung San SUU Kyi wins Harvard award
Q. Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi added another honour to her list. Which is it?- Published on 22 Sep 16
a. Pulitzer Prize
b. Sakharov Prize
c. Harvard Foundation humanitarian award
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Harvard Foundation humanitarian award
Nobel Peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar is going to be honoured as the 2016 humanitarian of the year at Harvard Foundation
- She gained international prominence as General Secretary of National League for Democracy in Myanmar in 1990
- Known as one of the world’s most famous political prisoners, she was kept under house arrest for 15 years for participating in protests against a military junta government
- She was supported by her country and appointed role of State Counsellor, equal to PM
- She will receive the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award during a ceremony.
- The Humanitarian award is presented by Harvard University’s Harvard Foundation to honour those who serve as an inspiration and made a massive change to people’s lives.
- Award is given in the name of the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor and Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church, and is authorized by the Dean of Harvard College and the President of Harvard University.