Bill Gates Gets Peace Prize

27 07 2009

Bill Gates on Saturday (July 25th 2009) received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development from India’s President.

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The prize recognizes his work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is awarded annually to individuals or organizations for creative efforts that promote peace, development and a new international economic order.

As of this month, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had committed nearly $1 billion for health and development projects in India. Most of the money has gone to prevent AIDS and eradicate polio.

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