Nobel peace prize winner felicitated

Pothashang News Service

Imphal, December 31, 2107: Nobel peace prize winner Yayah Khan who is an MBBS inter student at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences was felicitated today at the institute.

Yayah Khan was among five Indian Doctors for peace and Development (IDPD) delegations in the team—International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapon (ICAN) that won the Nobel Peace Prize.

The team the in Nobel Peace Prize in the ceremony held in Oslo Norway on December 10.

It is a pride of our state getting selected Yayah Khan as one among the Nobel Peace Prize winner ICAN, said Dr. M. Nara Singh, president of IDPD Manipur at the felicitation programme which was organised by All India Students Federation Manipur State Council.

“A new chapter is opened in the history of Manipur” said Nara. In the state like Manipur where there is no peace and tranquility, receiving such award may help in spreading harmony, he added.

ICAN is a Geneva based campaign conceived by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in the year 2006 but formed in the year 2007. At present ICAN constitute 468 non-government organisations in which IDPD is one of them.

Yayah Khan said I am extremely lucky for getting this opportunity. ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize of the current year as its work draws the attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground breaking efforts to achieve a treaty based prohibition on such weapons.

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