Visitors' Views On The Poll


Gandhi was nominated several times, but was never awarded the Nobel Prize.

 What is your opinion?

Name:

TRENT

Opinion:

Yes! Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize


Name:

Aditya

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

Nobel prize has been given to people like Yasser Arafat and the Korean prime minister. Surely Mahatma Gandhi cannot be measure along those lines. he has to be given the millennium peace prize award. he has changed the history of not only the Indians, but of south Africa, black America and perception of the entire humanity. surely this man has to receive more than the peace prize. on the other hand, how does it matter.... and who are we to confer upon him any prize? it would be a farce if we did that


Name:

Tanzeema

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

I think that what he did couldn't be done a century he should have been more respected and recognized while he was alive but for whatever it is worth now he should still receive some recognition for his life long commitment to us


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Wajahat habibullah

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhiji is perhaps more deserving of this prize than any other awardee! But if this award is not given posthumously, it would be fitting for the Nobel Peace Committee to institute a special Millennium Peace Prize.
Gandhiji is the only one of those who have worked for peace in our century, whose work has not only survived him , but has been strengthened by its innate logic and effectiveness, demonstrated so dramatically in the success of the US Civil Rights Movement, the fall of Siviet hegemony in East Europe and elsewhere.


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NILAY VORA

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

GANDHIJI the greatest Indian ever born, does not need any award for his great work. But others who are following his path must get satisfaction that what they are doing is really worth it. Gandhiji is gone and it would not do him any better whether we give him the award or not. but certainly the one who will follow him will feel secured about his work. and this satisfaction that their work will be recognized will do wonder for our country & all others who are humans.


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Edgard Swinnen

Opinion:

No

Reason:

Gandhi would not have wanted it him in his name, maybe he might have accepted in name of the Satyagrahi? I doubt it.


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Paashu

Opinion:

Don't know

Reason:

Because he brought peace to the world and he was a very great and noble person, because it is necessary to make the students a 2 Gandhi


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Sentheesh

Opinion:

Don't know

Reason:

Gandhi is above such prizes. What he did & taught us is for humanity, but for achieving prizes. One shouldn't limit him to small things like prizes.


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Gurpreet

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

He fight with the British with peace and love, by seeing the attitude of students, it is necessary


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Nikhil J. Sheth

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

I really think he SHOULD be awarded. he was the true leader of his people, and there has been no-one like him in history, according to me. he made people believe in him not by force, but by humanity. he touched us all right in the middle of our heart where our soul lies, and that is why all of us believed in him & his words, because he made us believe in humanity. he gave us an everlasting hope of a peaceful world free from all exploitation, misery & conflicts over petty differences. his powerful grip on the minds of all Indians and his steadfast defiance of the mightiest colonial empire in the world are proof that the soul is more powerful than all the might of the world put together.


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Harish G. Bhatt

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

The kind of great person he was, he don't need any kind of approval for his greatness. The prize has no weight to make or recognize that he was a great man. There is no doubt about his greatness. If the Nobel Peace Prize is award to him, it will not be Gandhiji but the award itself should be considered fortunate to be awarded to such a great person . He was above all awards. No award in the world can honor him enough., With kind of violence we see everywhere, it will without any doubt help to reduce the Violence.


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Ashok Kataria

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

There is no body else who has such a strong belief in non violence. Therefore and extraordinary award or the award which has never been give be awarded to the man with difference. Non violence make one think positively. Therefore it must be made compulsory.


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Adam Franz

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

He should have gotten a Peace Prize, but we should award him with a Millennium Peace Prize. That's all.


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Sridhar

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

No one else has discovered the non-violence weapon, to realize the way to live. it is required


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Donna Huston

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

Because his spirit is alive forever, in the hearts of all men of peace, he should be awarded both the Nobel Peace prize and a Millennium Award, too; for if ever a saint walked the earth it was this man., With the outbreak of violence in the schools particularly in my unfortunate country) such a move would help children learn about alternate ways of dealing with rage and anger. The ways of peace must be taught; no one is born with this already inculcated it must be a matter for instruction.


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Adam Franz

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

He should have gotten a Peace Prize, but we should award him with a Millennium Peace Prize. That's all.


Name:

Robert Donat

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

He has done so much for the world, it would only be appropriate that it be returned.


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Annie

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhi indeed should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He made so much progress and was such a strong advocate of nonviolence that he most definitely would have been worthy for such a high honor.It shocks me that he didn't.The prize has the word peace in it.The word Gandhi spent his life for....


Name:

Nuriel

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

That he will have good luck.


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Stephanie Cooper

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhi has changed peoples lives forever and not only the lives of people but the entire world. HE has given hope to those who have none and love to those who needed it the most. If anything he deserves more than a peace prize for what he has done. The only question is "WHY HAVE WE WAITED THIS LONG?" Gandhi should have been given this prize before his unrighteous death on January 30, 1948. GIVE IT ALL TO GANDHI, HE GAVE IT ALL TO YOU!


Name:

Chris

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize.

Reason:

I believe that Gandhi was never awarded Noble Peace Prize.


Name:

Aditya

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

Nobel prize has been given to people like Yasser Arafat and the Korean prime minister. surely mahatma Gandhi cannot be measure along those lines. he has to be given the millennium peace prize award. he has changed the history of not only the Indians, but of south Africa, black America and perception of the entire humanity. surely this man has to receive more than the peace prize. on the other hand, how does it matter.... and who are we to confer upon him any prize? it would be a farce if we did that.


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Rupesh Patel

Opinion:

Don't Know

Reason:

Gandhiji was the greatest personality on this earth. I don't know if any noble prize would be enough to award him. He was their to teach humanity lesson to all of us. He was telling a world that if I could follow a peace path then everyone can. Following his foot step by each and every person would give him noble peace award. I think that was he wanted all along. If Millennium really want to award him than we should really teach our kids all over the world about him and what massage he was trying to send on to us. That will give him endless award by each and every single person. Yes I really believe that we should give him our love, great respect and follow his footstep


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Raghavendra

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Whole world knows...


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Renee Haserjian

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

1I can't believe Gandhi has not received a Nobel Peace Prize. There is no man in the universe that has contributed to peace around the world such as Bapu. The awarders should be ashamed they haven't awarded him yet.


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Bharat Allam

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

To me it seems almost ridiculous that he was only nominated several times and never won. Whoever else that they had in mind to win could possibly do what he did? Maybe I hold him with so much respect, but I don't see how it could be. What increases my admiration for him so much more is the fact that Gandhiji would never even want an award for what he did because of his great humility. He was more than modest, but he should be recognized.


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Erin Collins

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

He's the embodiment of Peace. Few (when comparing the population to the pacifists) on this planet have been as peaceful as he.


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Satish Agrawal

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhiji, as the world knows was a Mahatma. He was a phenomenon, a philosophy and an Avatar of Shriram who taught the world non-violence and love, the greatest values of life. No doubt...he is the man of millennium...man of peace...in fact it seems impossible for the coming thousands of generations to give one more mahatma to this world.


Name:

anon

Opinion:

No

Reason:

He's lucky to be nominated


Name:

Hodgie

Opinion:

No

Reason:

Although Gandhi deserves such rewards without question, his intense love and selflessness would make it an insult to give him either such awards. He would never accept such rewards in life, so we should not force them upon his name in death.


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Nicholas Graham

Opinion:

No

Reason:

I do not believe that Gandhi would have wanted such a prize.He would have much preferred the money go towards the needs of the weak and oppressed.


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Manish Solanki

Opinion:

No

Reason:

I think Noble Peace Prize is smaller for Gandhiji. And that too after the death of the great man! Noble Peace Prize Committee must ashamed for his this behavior..


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Andrew Baksh

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhiji is perhaps more deserving of the Noble prize than any other candidate.However, given the fact that the times he was nominated he never won the Nobel Peace prize the committee would do justice to instead award him with a special Millennium Peace Prize.
Gandhiji's legacy as the father of the non-violent movement is embedded in the history of the world. He is one of the few who have worked for peace in our century, whose work has not only survived him, but has been strengthened by those who adopted his philosophy.
Gandhiji greatly influenced people like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, Corazon Aquino and Aung San Su Kyi, who successfully followed Gandhi's model of non-violent movement as the solution of today's socio-political and religious problems.


Name:

Tina

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhi is the most peaceful man I know of, and it's just wrong if others get the award and Gandhi doesn't!


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Brenda Adoch-moro

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

Because he did a lot of things to try to make the world a good place for the Untouchables and to get Hindu's and Muslims together


Name:

Steve

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

He did a lot, so he should win something more than just an average peace award.


Name:

Ashish Agarwal

Opinion:

No

Reason:

I don't think Gandhi must be awarded the peace prize. the problem India is facing of Kashmir is because of him. I thank Godse murdered him otherwise he would have given so much part of India. Only God knows...


Name:

Cami

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

He influenced the world without violence.He also would have been a wonderful leader, but never can one such as he be in that position.


Name:

User

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

He has given us Indians our freedom, with no violence. Now tell us all, who can do that now a days?


Name:

Daisy

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

A human being who has had and STILL has a great impact on society's across the world, should not go with merit...


Name:

Rabindra Kumar Sahu

Opinion:

No

Reason:

In stead of giving awards like Nobel Prize or man of the millennium to the saint, let us follow the path shown by him and find the Gandhi in our self and should work to eradicate hunger, violence from this world. If we can do this, then this will be the best award for that saint.


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Richie Whitmore

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Gandhi had a troubled childhood and worked hard to get independence peacefully. How can you argue with that.


Name:

Tobias

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

I think, that Mahatma Gandhi, has done so much good for this world, that he has to be awarded the "Noble Peace Prize", his personality only supports millions of people, to live out their dreams, regardless of age, gender, skin color, believes etc. A strong recommendation to give him "the prize", and many thanks to Gandhi, for the inspiration he has given me to, which has supported me in my battle for better terms for those with only a few things!


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Ranjan Kumar Singh, Secretary, Shankar Sankriti Pratishthan

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Definitely. No other person deserves this Prize more than him. He is the only leader in our times who led the national movement to success and opted himself out of power. Moreover, he was not only a preacher, but a performer too. He did not only advocate non-violence, but also lived it. If to award him the Noble Peace Prize posthumously is beyond the capacities of Noble Foundation, then he must be given Special Millennium Peace Prize Award.


Name:

Karan Gupta

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

I think that he set an example for the world by single-handedly taking India to their independence. He proved that the impossible was possible. He fought all odds and achieved something no one else could have. He should have been awarded the noble prize for bravery, courage and determination towards his work.


Name:

Shanta kumar

Opinion:

No

Reason:

Nobel prize is too little for a person like Gandhi now. there is no award that is equivalent to him. We cannot offer anything to a God


Name:

Martin Nesamony

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

He is the greatest man of 20th century who taught us Peace and love. Not only to Indians but to the whole world, he preached ahimsa. He never slipped from his non-violence even during the time if India's Partition. He never appreciated the violence by Hindu or Muslim fundamentalist even though he is a devoted Hindu. He always disagrees untouchability and encouraged the inter-caste marriage. No doubts, he is the greatest man of this century. He would be the first one to receive the Nobel prize if it is ordered on the basis of greatness.


Name:

Leavvedolgi

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

I don't think Gandhi would have wanted it, but I think he has done so much good work that it must be remained for our children and their children, so that his name will be never forgotten, but to be respected. His thoughts are something we all should try to remember in our life, every day.


Name:

Lim

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

He has done great things and had managed to overcome the evil side of human which i think is a great achievement. and that he has done many things for the sake of others.


Name:

Narasimha Swamy T R

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

He fought the war against the Britishers in a most civilized way and through non violence. He was also a humanist and brought a lot of changes in the Indian society. His model of freedom and development is sustainable for the human race and unlike the present day development that only helps the rich and poor are left behind. He should be awarded the noblest of the noble prize on account of his exemplary contributions to the human race which is un-paralleled in the past 2000 years of human history.


Name:

Alok Rohatagi

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Only Single person of its kind who fought against a powerful country but peacefully! Gandhi must be given this prize to increase the value of this prize otherwise even this prize is a very small for his peaceful mind.


Name:

Sharlene Saldanha

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

I feel Gandhi must be awarded the Noble Peace Prize because he has affected many lives. He not only changed life and India for the better, but his teachings have lived on for generations.


Name:

Shaun Williams

Opinion:

Yes Gandhi must be awarded Noble Peace Prize

Reason:

Before Gandhi, what the Western World called passive resistance was no more than theory. Gandhi not only pioneered this idea, but was extremely successful. Even if he did not gain lasting peace for India, he ensured autonomy for his people without a full scale war with Britain. Gandhi did far more than bring about independence. He revolutionized the political outlook of the world. A campaign of peace achieved more than any one rebel group or army could ever hope to. Tolstoy and Thoreau are revered world wide for dreaming of passive resistance. Gandhi brought their ideas into existence.This of course was a much more arduous task than simply philosophizing. Therefore, the Mahatma deserves at least as much fame if not more than innovative white European authors. Mohandas Gandhi should be given the Nobel Peace prize without hesitation. I find it amazing that such has not happened already. Most recipients of the award are not considered among the most influential people of the millennium. Nor are most of them people who have run successful peace campaigns in extremely large and divided nations. The Mahatma not only deserves this award, but epitomizes it.


Name:

Akash Sharma

Opinion:

No Gandhi must be awarded a Special Millennium Peace Prize Award

Reason:

Gandhi was and shall always be remembered fro his greatness - so why what's the use of giving him a Noble Peace Prize. It should rather be given to encourage new persons. I think, he would have wanted that way.


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