Ireland India Council Awards:

Celebrating Luminaries Who Foster Irish Indian Relations

Welcome to the Ireland India Council Awards, where we honour the exceptional individuals who have dedicated their lives to promoting and strengthening the bonds between Ireland and India. These awards recognise the achievements and contributions of luminaries from both nations in various fields, including diplomacy, literature, social reform, cultural exchange, and science. Join us in celebrating their legacy and inspiring future generations to continue their invaluable work.

Éamon de Valera-Jawaharlal Nehru Award for Excellence in Diplomacy


This prestigious award honours individuals who have significantly contributed to strengthening diplomatic ties between Ireland and India. Named after Éamon de Valera, former Irish President, and Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, this award recognises those who have advanced the political and diplomatic relationship between our two nations.

Sister Nivedita Lifetime Achievement Award


The Sister Nivedita Lifetime Achievement Award recognises a lifetime of dedication to cultural, educational, and humanitarian efforts that have benefited both Irish and Indian societies. Named after Sister Nivedita (Margaret Noble), an Irish disciple of Swami Vivekananda, this award honours those who continue her legacy of service and commitment.

Rabindranath Tagore-George Bernard Shaw Literary Award


Celebrating outstanding literary contributions that highlight the cultural and intellectual connections between Ireland and India, this award is named after Rabindranath Tagore, an Indian Nobel laureate poet, and George Bernard Shaw, an esteemed Irish playwright. It honours writers whose works foster mutual understanding and appreciation.

Annie Besant Award for Social Reform


The Annie Besant Award for Social Reform is awarded to individuals or organizations working towards social justice, equality, and reform in line with the values championed by Annie Besant, a British-Irish theosophist and Indian independence activist. This award honours those dedicated to creating a fairer and more just society.

Ireland-India Friendship Award


This award recognizes those who have made exceptional efforts to promote friendship, understanding, and cooperation between the peoples of Ireland and India. It celebrates initiatives and individuals that have strengthened the bond between our two nations.

Celtic-Vedic Cultural Exchange Award


The Celtic-Vedic Cultural Exchange Award celebrates initiatives that foster cultural exchange and mutual appreciation between the Celtic and Vedic traditions. This award recognizes efforts to bridge the cultural heritage of Ireland and India, enriching both societies.

Dr. Varadaraja V. Raman Award for Science and Philosophy


Honouring contributions that bridge the scientific and philosophical traditions of Ireland and India, the Dr. Varadaraja V. Raman Award celebrates those who have significantly advanced knowledge and understanding in these fields. Named after Dr. Varadaraja V. Raman, an Indian physicist and philosopher, this award recognizes exceptional scholarly work.

We invite you to learn more about these remarkable individuals and their contributions and join us in celebrating their legacy through the Ireland India Council Awards. Together, we can continue to strengthen the enduring bond between Ireland and India.

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