An Indian origin student Geetakshi Arora has been awarded the inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize consisting of 1,000 pounds for a dissertation which was in “keeping with the spirit” of the famous World War II heroine. Currently, Geetakshi is a post-graduate student of the South Asia Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
About Noor Inayat Khan Prize
- The award has been instituted in the memory of Noor Inayat Khan, famous World War II heroine.
- The Trust is awarding the annual prize to the post-graduate student from SOAS, University of London, working in the area of gender studies and South Asian history.
- The award was established by Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust that promote the message of peace, non-violence and religious and racial harmony.
- The award consists of 1,000 pounds and certificate.