Shillong: Former South African President Nelson Mandela would be conferred the People's Parliament Global Award, a traditional tribal institution of Meghalaya announced here on Friday.

Mandela would be awarded for his sacrifice for the struggle against apartheid, Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) Chairman John F Kharshiing told a press conference.
   
Besides, three mediapersons - Aroon Purie, Rajdeep Sardesai and Arnab Goswami - would be given the People's Parliament National Awards for their "unbiased, ethical and investigative reporting", he said.
   
These awards, instituted by GCCM, would be conferred at a function to be held at Asananggre near Tura in West Garo Hills District on November 14, Kharshiing said.
   
Earlier, former US Vice-President Al Gore was conferred the People's Parliament Global Award for promoting awareness on climate change.

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