The FCPD has instituted this award in collaboration with the International Franciscan Centre for Dialogue in Assisi (CEFID) in 1995. The purpose of the award is to give public recognition and encouragement to any person or institution in India who is contributing to any one of the following areas: peace, justice, safeguarding of creation, ecumenism, interreligious dialogue and the promotion and defense of human life. The person or institution chosen for the award will be given a Memento, Citation, An amount of Fifty Thousand Rupees. Since its institution the award has been conferred to 16 people.
Former recipients of the award
Patrons of the award
||MR. JACOB VADAKKENCHERRY. Presented by Sri. M.M. Jacob, Governor of Meghalaya
||MR. D. PANKAJAKSHA KURUP Presented by Dr. M.M. Thomas, former Governor of Nagaland and expresidnet of the World Council of Churches.
||HENRY MARTIN INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC STUDIES (H.M.I) Presented by Most Rev. Fr. Agostino Gardin OFMConv., the 117th Minister General in succession to St. Francis of Assisi.
||MR. SARVODAYAM KURIAN Presented by Justice Om Prakash, Chief Justice of Kerala High Court
||MR. P.U. THOMAS Presented by Justice P.C. Balakrishnamenon, Lokayukta, Kerala.
||FR. ALBERT NAMBIAPARAMBIL Presented by Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former Judge of Supreme Court.
||Sri. D. RAMACHANDRAN POTTI Presented by Sri. A.K. Anthony, Chief Minister of Kerala.
||PRISON MINISTRY INDIA Presented by Justice K.T. Thomas, Rtd. Justice of the Supreme Court.
||Capuchin Social and Development Action Service Society (CAPS+DASS) Presented by Dr. K.J. Jesudas, a singer of international fame.
||MS. SUGATHAKUMARI Presented by Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhi, Archbishop of Thrissur Archdiocese
||MR. SANTHOSH JOSEPH: Presented by Sri. V. J. Kurian IAS.
||DR. K. MAHADEVAN and MRS. MEENAKSHI Presented by Justice Kurian Joseph, High Court of Kerala.
||MS.BEENA SEBASTIAN KOLUTHARA Presented by Prof. M.K.Sanu, Malayalam Critic and Writer.
||DAYABAYI Presented by Dr.Binayak Sen
||REV.FR.DAVIS CHIRAMEL Presented by Sri Oomen Chandi, Chief minister of Kerala
||MR. P.V. RAJAGOPAL Presented by Justice Kurian Joseph, Supreme Court.
His Eminence Cardinal George Alencherry
Major Archbishop of the SyroMalabar Church
Most Rev. Fr. Marco Tasca,
Minister General, Order of Friars Minor Conventual
Award committee members
Mar.Thomas Chakkiyath, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Ernakulam Angamaly Archdiocese, Chairman
V.Rev. Fr. Leo Payyappilly OFMConv., Minister Provincial
Mr.P.C Cyriac IAS, Former Additional Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu.
Dr.K.S.Radhakrishnan, PSC Chairman
Mr. K. M Roy
Eminent Journalist and Chief Editor of Mangalam
Justice P. K. Shamsudhin
Fr.Angelo Chully OFMConv. Counsellor in charge of FCPD
Fr.Elias Thekkemundackappadavil OFMConv. Director FCPD