New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received the highest civilian honour from 2 Pacific Island countries: Fiji and Papua New Guinea, on the sidelines of the third Forum of India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit.
Fiji Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka conferred PM Modi with the highest honour in the country which is given to only a handful of Non-Fijians.
Following this, PM Modi said, “…This honour is not just mine but that of 140 crores Indians, of centuries-old India-Fiji relations…”
Papua New Guinea also conferred the Companion of the Order of Logohu to PM Modi for championing the cause of unity of Pacific Island countries and spearheading the cause of the Global South. Very few non-residents of Papua New Guinea have received this award.
Meanwhile, here we take a look at all the international awards & honours conferred on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, over the years.
International Awards conferred by various nations
1. Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud (highest honor of Saudi Arabia awarded to non-muslim dignitaries) –2016
2. State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan (highest civilian honor of Afghanistan) –2016
3. Grand Collar of the State of Palestine Award (highest honor of Palestine awarded to foreign dignitaries) –2018
4. Order of Zayed Award (highest civilian honor of the United Arab Emirates) –2019
5. Order of St. Andrew award (highest civilian honor of Russia) –2019
6. Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddin (highest honour of the Maldives awarded to foreign dignitaries) –2019
7. King Hamad Order of the Renaissance (this Bahrain Order – First Class is a top honour by the gulf country) –2019
8. Legion of Merit by the US Government (award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements)–2020
9. Order of the Druk Gyalpo: Bhutan has honoured PM Modi with the highest civilian decoration, Order of the Druk Gyalpo in December 2021
Awards Conferred by Organisations/Foundations:
1. Seoul Peace Prize (awarded biennially to those individuals by Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace) –2018
2. Champions of The Earth Award (UN’s highest environmental honor) –2018
3. Global Goalkeeper’ Award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan –2019
4.Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award by the Cambridge Energy Research Associates CERA (award recognizes the commitment of leadership towards the future of global energy and environment) –2021