Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize on Friday, 22nd February, 2019. He was awarded for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth and human development in 2018.
— Times of India (@timesofindia) February 22, 2019
PM Modi was presented with the award by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation. He is the 14th recipient of the award and the first Indian to receive this award.
The award committee honored his contribution to the growth of Indian and global economies, crediting ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. He was also credited for promoting regional and global peace.
This award belongs to the 130cr Indians, I am just taking it on their Behalf said PM Modi #ModiDedicatesAwardToNation
The Humbleness of sri @narendramodi is witnessed by the whole world as #SeoulPeacePrize is awarded to Indian PM. pic.twitter.com/81qdYQ582P
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) February 22, 2019
The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul. The award signifies Korean peoples’ tryst for peace within Korea and throughout the world.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2019
“I am deeply honoured to be awarded the
#SeoulPeacePrize. This award belongs to the people, the culture of India, that have given the message of peace even on the battlefield”: Prime Minister said during the ceremony.
He also announced that the prize money of $200, 000 would go towards the Namami Ganga Fund to further fuel the process of ensuring a clean Ganga.
India and South Korea signed seven agreements on this day to increase cooperation in various areas, including infrastructure development, media, start-ups and combating trans-border and international crime. This was Modi’s second visit to Korea and the two countries have forged a strategic partnership as well as good trade and cultural relations.