A big achievement for India as our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been awarded the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018. PM Modi won the award for contribution to high economic growth in India and world through ‘Modinomics’, contribution to world peace, improving human development & furthering democracy in India, the Ministry oF External Affairs said on Wednesday.
Here’s why PM Modi has been awarded Seoul Peace Prize 2018
While conferring the award on PM Modi, the award committee recognised his contribution to the growth of Indian and global economies, crediting ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
The committee lauded PM Modi’s initiatives to make the government cleaner through anti-corruption measures and demonetisation, it said.
The committee also credited him for his contribution toward reginal and global peace through a proactive policy with countries around the world under the ‘Modi doctrine’ and the act east policy, it said.
He is the 14th recipient of the award and Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and renowned international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam. After assessing over a hundred candidates proposed by over 1300 nominators from around the world, the Award Committee decided to bestow the Prize on Prime Minister Modi, calling him ‘the perfect candidate for the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.
The world acknowledges.
PM @narendramodi awarded prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for contribution to high economic growth in India and world through ‘Modinomics’, contribution to world peace, improving human development & furthering democracy in India. https://t.co/ugXhhG7Dls pic.twitter.com/5e98THX4M8
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) October 24, 2018
Accepting the award, PM Modi expressed his gratitude for the prestigious honour and in light of India’s deepening partnership with the Republic of Korea. The award will be presented by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at a mutually convenient time, the MEA said.
About Seoul Peace Prize
The Seoul Peace Prize has been awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace.
The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, Republic of Korea – an event in which 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship and a worldwide atmosphere of peace and reconciliation. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to crystallize the Korean people’s yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.
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