Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba Won Mo Ibrahim Prize: Hifikepunye Pohamba, outgoing Namibian President, on 2 March won the Mo Ibrahim prize for achievement in African leadership for year 2014.Pohamba served as Namibian President two terms. For first time he was elected in 2004 and again in 2009. The award is named after Mo Ibrahim, a British-Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur and philanthropist, who had made billions of fortune from investing in Africa. Veerappa Moily Selected For Saraswati Samman 2014: Former Union minister and senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily was on 9 March selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2014 for his famous Kannada poem ‘Ramayana Mahanveshanam’. Divided into five volumes, Ramayana Mahanveshanam was first published in 2007 in Kannada. Later the poem was translated into English, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Activist Rajendra Singh Won Stockholm Water Prize – 2015: Rajendra Singh, an eminent environment activist, has been conferred the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize 2015 for his innovative water restoration efforts and extraordinary courage to empower communities in Indian villages. He is popularly known as Water Man of India. Shashi Kapoor Selected For ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Award 2014′: Veteran actor and film producer Shashi Kapoor has been named for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2014. He is the 46th winner of the honour, conferred by the government for outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The 2014 Dadasaheb Phalke award to Shashi Kapoor made him the third member of Kapoor family to receive the award after Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor. 62nd National Film Awards 2014: The 62nd National Film Awards for year 2014 was announced on 24 March 2015. Court directed by Chaitanya Tamhane was selected as the Best feature film. Mary Kom (Hindi) directed by Omung Kumar was selected as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment. The 62nd National Film Awards in the various categories are as follows:- * Best Actor – Vijay for Nanu Avanalla Avalu (Kannada). * Best Actress – Kangana Ranaut for Queen (Hindi). * Best Direction -Srijit Mukherji, Director of Chotushkone (Bengali). * Best Hindi Film – Queen * Best Children’s Film - Kaakkaa Muttai (Tamil) and Elizabeth Ekadashi (Marathi). * Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a Director – Aditya Vikram Sengupta for Asha Jaoar Majhe (Bengali). * Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Chotoder Chobi (Bengali) directed by Kaushik Ganguly.