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PM Narendra Modi receives Seoul Peace Prize for 2018

The award was presented to him by Kwon E-hyock, the Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation at a grand ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. A short film on the life and achievements of Prime Minister Modi was also screened at the event.

Feb 22, 2019 16:00 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 22, 2019 received the prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.

The committee credited him for his efforts in promoting global peace and harmony through inclusive economic growth and improving quality of life.

The award was presented to him by Kwon E-hyock, the Chairman of the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation at a grand ceremony in Seoul, South Korea. A short film on the life and achievements of Prime Minister Modi was also screened at the event.

With this, PM Modi became the 14th recipient of the Seoul Peace Prize.

Recognition of 'Modinomics', 'Modi Doctrine' and 'Act East Policy'

The Seoul Peace Prize Committee recognised Modi's contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, crediting 'Modinomics' for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.

The Committee lauded PM Modi's initiatives to make the government cleaner through anti-corruption measures and demonetisation. He has also been credited for his contribution towards regional and global peace through a proactive foreign policy with countries around the world under the 'Modi Doctrine' and the 'Act East Policy.'

The committee assessed over a hundred candidates proposed by over 1300 nominators from around the world and decided to bestow the Prize on PM Modi, calling him 'the perfect candidate for the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize’.

The nominating group consists of 300 Korean nationals and 800 internationals.

About Seoul Peace Prize

The Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, Korea which saw participation of 160 nations, creating harmony and friendship.

The award was established to crystallise the Korean people's yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.

The award has been conferred biennially to individuals who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace.

The awardee receives a diploma, a plaque and honorarium of USD 200,000.

Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam.

Note

The Seoul Peace Prize was established to mark the success and spirit of the 24th Summer Olympics held in Seoul in 1988.

The 1988 Olympics were held at a time when the world was undergoing a massive transformation. The Iran-Iraq War had just ended; the Geneva Accords relating to the situation in Afghanistan were signed; the Cold War was about to end.

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PM Narendra Modi awarded with prestigious Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for 'Modinomics'

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