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May 2010 Awards


Vice President M. Hamid Ansari presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. A.R. Kidwai, former Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana and former Chairman of UPSC, organised by the Institute of Objective Studies in New Delhi.

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival for Uncle Boonmee. Spanish actor Javier Bardem shared the best actor award with Italy's Elio Germano. and France's Juliette Binoche was named best actress . 

Internationally acclaimed Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik from Orissa won Gold medal for People's Choice prize at 2nd Moscow World sand sculpture championship 2010, Russia. The artists from Island won the 'Jury Choice', and 'Sculptor Choice' prize in this championship.

India's top industrialist and chairman of the Tata Group, Ratan Tata has received the 2010 CIF Chanchlani Global Indian Award for his outstanding global leadership, vision and professional excellence.

Social activist Ela Bhatt (76) received the Niwano Peace Prize for 2010 for her contribution to the uplift of poor women in India. 

Physicist and environmentalist Vandana Shiva has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize 2010 in recognition of her works in social justice. 

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