2005: Malika Virdi has been nominated by a group called the 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 ( www.1000peacewomen.org ) as one of their nominees for this year’s (2005) Nobel Peace Prize.
a) Livelihood and Food Security: Strengthening the solarized food economy, Maati Mahila haat, surveys to better understand local food economy, wool work, Community Based Nature Tourism Enterprise, farmer producer groups working with polyhouse or green house technology
b) Strengthening Democratic Institutions: Participation in the unique Van Panchayat institution, increased participation of people-centric women candidates for panchayati raj and writing articles on the issues
c) Building Alliances and Networks: Publishing about her deposition of state of Uttarakhand''''''''s forest, Jan Sansad participation, Celebrating 100 Years of Women''''''''s Day in Dehradun, held a state level meet on primary education with Rachnatmak Shiksha Manch and Landscape and Lifeskills course and hosting interns for educational excursions for students from international universities
d) Ecological Security: Disseminating information on public hearing process to discuss the legal and policy implications for the community and the ecology of the Gori valley about the several hydro power projects planned in the valley, organizing Mesur Forest Fair, Sarmoli Jainti Van Panchayat work, Mesur Youth Sarmoli - garbage and plastic free campaigns by local youths and alternative energy sources such as solar lanterns, solar cookers and LED based house lighting systems
e) Women''''''''s Issues: Preventing violence against women with Domestic Violence Prevention Act, Liquor Prohibition campaign as social boycott leading to reduced drunkenness and violence, honoring women as Munsiari ki Chingari(Sparks of Munsiari) as part of International Women''''''''s Day