Jawahar Lal Sarin, president of the Alliance Francaise de Delhi’s governing body, was on Friday presented with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian honour.
The award was presented to Sarin by Ambassador of France Alexandre Ziegler in recognition of his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language.
Delighted to honour tonight Mr Jawahar Lal Sarin with the award of Chevalier de l’Ordre national de la Légion d’Honneur. Under his leadership Alliance Française de Delhi has become a powerful institution which figures amongst the five largest Alliance in the world! pic.twitter.com/iHpeyS401y— Alexandre Ziegler (@FranceinIndia) November 9, 2018
Sarin studied French for five years at the Punjab University, Chandigarh, and later at the Sorbonne University, Paris.
The Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour), instituted in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipient.