Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 25 Oct 2018 09:35:08



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth. The Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Wednesday that Modi expressed his gratitude for the prestigious honour and in the light of India’ deepening partnership with the Republic of Korea, he has accepted the award.

“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 & furthering democracy in India,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

The ministry said the award will be presented to Modi by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at a mutually convenient time. “Sincerely thank the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation for the great honour. I most humbly accept the Award on behalf of all my Indian brothers & sisters. This is a recognition of New India’s contribution to the well-being, progress, prosperity & peace of the whole humankind,” Modi tweeted on Wednesday evening.

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.