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President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Award of Honour of Rotary International

Feb 12, 2014 10:30 IST

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was conferred Award of Honour on 11 February 2014 in New Delhi. The award was presented by Ron Burton, President of Rotary International at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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The President, Mukherjee was awarded for the leadership he has provided and the India’s victory over Polio. Recently India completed three years without reporting any case of polio on 13 January 2014.

Officially the World Health Organisation (WHO) certified India as polio-free on 11 February 2014. The WHO on 24 February 2012 removed India from the list of countries with active endemic wild polio transmission.

About Award of Honour

  • The Rotary’s highest award, Award of Honour is recognition for Heads of countries or governments who have rendered unique service to the humanity and served the country and its people upholding values reflected in Rotary’s motto Service Above Self.
  • The Rotary Club is one of the World’s first service organizations established on 23 February 1905 in Chicago with the vision of Paul P Harris.
  • The Rotary Club is a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships.

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