Published On: Fri, Feb 22nd, 2019

Narendra Modi awarded Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea

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“The Seoul Peace Price 2018 goes to Indian prime minister.”

Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to South Korea and his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth has been highly recognized. Seoul Peace Prize Foundation awarded him for his work and a short film was screened during the event about his life and achievements.

Narendra Modi, Seoul Peace Prize, South Korea

Modi dedicating the prize people of India saying, “I believe that this award belongs not to me personally, but to the people of India. The success that India has achieved in the last 5 years is due to aspirations, inspiration and efforts of the people of India. On their behalf, I accept the Award and express my gratitude.”

The prime minister added that the award dedicated to the 1.3 billion people of India as they have given him such opportunity to serve the nation and he is highly honored for the award being conferred on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

This is the 14th Seoul Peace Price award and other laureates who have received it include German Chancellor Angela Merkel, international relief organizations Doctors Without Borders and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

Addressing at the event the prime minister talked about terrorism saying it is the biggest threat to global peace and security.

Modi further said terrorism and radicalization have become globalised and these two are threats to the world.

He contributed the monetary award to Namami Gange Programme.

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