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Prime Minister Modi honoured with highest national awards from 14 countries

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Since assuming office in 2014, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has obtained the highest national awards from 14 countries. This is because of his important role worldwide and his skill in making friendships between two countries or regions even better. The Indian government conveyed this information during Rajya Sabha meeting on Thursday.

Stamp of Approval

In response to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan highlighted the remarkable awards showered on PM Modi. These aren’t just symbolic; they reflect global admiration for his statesmanship and leadership.

India’s Rising Global Voice

Under Modi’s leadership, India has become the voice of the Global South on the world stage. His emphasis on peaceful dialogue and diplomacy to address global issues has garnered praise.

Modi Gets Big Awards from Many Countries

  • In 2018, the United Nations applauded his environmental efforts by gracing him with their highest environmental honor.
  • The State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan was awarded to him by Afghanistan back in 2016.
  • In February 2018, Palestine presented him with the Grand Collar of the State of Palestine.
  • He was honored with the Order of Zayed by UAE in April 2019.
  • Russia showed its appreciation by conveying the Order of St Andrew in April 2019.

And the list doesn’t end there. His tireless endeavors to bring about positive change in India and beyond continue to earn him notable international awards.

Remarkably, one of the premier awards he collected in recent times was the prestigious Legion of Merit by the United States in December 2020. This royal decoration, gifted personally by the US, was given to recognize his extraordinary leadership and support for global peace. 

Then, as recently as December 2021, the remote yet beautiful country of Bhutan gave him the Order of the Dragon King. This noble honor was given to him in light of his efforts in strengthening the bonds between India and Bhutan and strengthening regional cooperation. 

Looking east, he received the Order of Fiji and the Order of Logohu from Papua New Guinea in May 2021. These honors from small but influential Pacific island countries support and show the widespread influence of his leadership.

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