IGNOU confers Rajiv Gandhi International Prize on the Azim Premji Foundation
- Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has conferred the Rajiv Gandhi International Prize for Technology in Education and Development on the Azim Premji Foundation. The award was established by the University on its silver jubilee year. Azim Premji Foundation was founded by Azim Premji in 2001 and is a not-for-profit organization. Its aim is to extensively add towards a just, fair, humanitarian and sustainable society. It has been dynamic in backing the primary education sector and for this it has partnered with state Govt in India to improve the quality of elementary education within government run schools.
About the Award: Rajiv Gandhi International Prize comprises of Rs. 5 Lakh cash and a citation. It is given to individual or institution for significant contribution in education, predominantly educational technology, for growth in developing countries around the world