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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has been felicitated with the Seoul Peace Prize from the South Korean government in order to identify his service to international cooperation, global growth, and human development.
Award dedicated to people of India.
PM @narendramodi was conferred #SeoulPeacePrize in an award ceremony organised by Seoul Peace Prize Foundation in recognition of his efforts in promoting global peace & harmony through inclusive economic growth & improving quality of life. pic.twitter.com/cOrYVQymUY
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 22, 2019
After receiving the award, PM Modi retorted, “I am honoured to be awarded the Seoul Peace Prize. I believe that this award belongs not to me personally, but to the people of India. The award belongs to the success India has seen in less than five years, powered by 1.5 billion people”.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) February 22, 2019
Further, the PM added, “I am even more honoured that this award has been given to me on the 150th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. It makes it even more special”.
Visiting the Asian nation for the second time after his state visit in May 2015, PM Modi landed in Seoul on Thursday and on Friday he received the award.
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) February 22, 2019
“Since 1988, the world has changed vastly… one of them being global poverty, which has declined significantly… But the challenges today are quite different too… Climate Change and terrorism are the two greatest threats the world faces today,” PM Modi said.
— NDTV (@ndtv) February 22, 2019
Narendra Modi becomes the 14th receiver of this award which has been sponsored by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation. The past winners of this award are former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.
At the ceremony, a short film on PM Modi’s life has been screened and when bestowed with the award, Modi Ji talked about his policies such as the demonetization which is said to be a contribution in the economy’s growth.
The Seoul Peace Prize was set up in 1990 to celebrate the achievement of the 24th Olympic Amusements held in Seoul. It has its beginning in the Korean individuals’ longing for harmony in the Korean promontory.