Prime Minister Narendra Modi is conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize
NEW DELHI: Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi is conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his exceptional contribution and dedication to improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India by fostering economic growth in the world's fastest-growing large economy and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts.
The Prime Minister accepted the awards and has expressed his gratitude for the prestigious honor 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.
On this occasion Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted "The world acknowledges. PM Narendra Modi 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 and furthering democracy in India".
History of Seoul Peace Prize: -
The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul. The award was established to crystalise Korean people's yearning for peace on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of the world.
The Seoul Peace Prize Committee consists of 15 or less members including Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation and the four presidents of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Arts, the Korea News Editors' Association, and the Korea Olympic Committee, as ex officio members.
Mr. Modi is the 14th recipient of the award and the past laureates included former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and renowned international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.
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