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PM Narendra Modi to Become First Indian Prime Minister Awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor

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Friday, July 14, 2023
PM Narendra Modi to Become First Indian Prime Minister Awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor
French President Emmanuel Macron recognizes PM Modi's exceptional contributions

Date: 7/14/2023
In a momentous occasion highlighting the strong ties between France and India, French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the conferral of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor upon Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This prestigious honor, which represents the highest recognition in French military and civilian orders, will make PM Modi the first Indian Prime Minister to receive this esteemed award.
The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor holds tremendous significance and is traditionally bestowed upon select global leaders and prominent individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in their respective fields. Among the notable recipients of this honor in the past are renowned figures such as Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa, King Charles (then Prince of Wales), Angela Merkel, the former Chancellor of Germany, and Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the former Secretary General of the United Nations.

The recognition by France adds yet another illustrious accolade to PM Modi's impressive list of international awards and honors. In 2018, he was conferred the Seoul Peace Prize in recognition of his dedication to improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating human development in India, and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts. He became the first Indian to win this esteemed award.

Furthermore, Modi was conferred the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize in recognition and in December 2020, former US President Donald Trump awarded PM Modi the Legion of Merit for his contributions in improving India-United States relations. This honor further solidified the strong bond between the two nations.

PM Modi's outstanding achievements and global leadership have also been acknowledged by other countries. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi conferred upon him the prestigious 'Order of the Nile' award, Egypt's highest state honor. This marked the 13th highest state honor that various countries across the world have bestowed upon PM Modi.

In addition, PM Modi was conferred with "The Companion of the Order of Fiji" by his Fijian counterpart, Sitiveni Rabuka, for his exceptional global leadership. This rare honor was bestowed upon PM Modi as a non-Fijian, further underlining his international recognition.

The accumulation of these distinguished awards and honors signifies PM Modi's tireless efforts in promoting diplomacy, fostering economic growth, and strengthening cultural ties on the global stage. It also reflects the admiration and respect he has garnered internationally for his visionary leadership and commitment to a better future.

As PM Modi prepares to receive the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, the forthcoming award ceremony will serve as a historic moment, symbolizing India's growing influence and the recognition of its leaders on the world stage. The occasion will celebrate the enduring friendship between France and India, further solidifying the bond between the two nations.