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PM Narendra Modi receives first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 January 2019, 05:10 PM
PM Modi receives the the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi.
PM Modi receives the the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award in New Delhi. He was honoured for his leadership and “selfless service to the country". The Award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of People, Profit and Planet.

According to the statement released by the PMO, this award will be given annually to the leader of a nation. "His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country," the statement added.

The citation also states that “under his leadership, India is now identified as the Centre for Innovation and Value Added Manufacturing (Make in India), as well as a global hub for professional services such as Information Technology, Accounting and Finance.”

The statement quoted the citation as saying that PM Modi's visionary leadership has also resulted in the digital revolution (Digital India), including the Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion.

The citation, the statement said, mentions initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, Digital India and Swachh Bharat, "which have positioned India as one of the most lucrative manufacturing and business destinations in the world".

First Published: Monday, January 14, 2019 04:52 PM
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