PM Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize, donates prize money to Namami Gange projects

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 February 2019, 01:47 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Seoul visit: Day 2
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Seoul visit: Day 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday laid a wreath at the National Cemetery here and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers, including those who died in the Korean War. Prime Minister Modi arrived on a two-day visit to South Korea on Thursday to strengthen India's strategic ties with the country. He was also conferred with the Seaoul Peace Prize. He is the 14th person and the first Indian to get this award.

On the first day of his visit, Modi unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "PM Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the National Cemetery of the Republic of Korea that entombs remains of 165000 martyrs and paid homage to the fallen soldiers," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Established in 1956, the Seoul National Cemetery is reserved for Korean veterans, including those who died in the Korean independence movement, Korean War and Vietnam War.  On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Indian economy is based on sound fundamentals and will in the near future double in size to USD 5 trillion, as he had sold the country as a "land of opportunities" to investors in South Korea.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday laid a wreath at the National Cemetery here and paid tribute to the fallen soldiers, including those who died in the Korean War. Prime Minister Modi arrived on a two-day visit to South Korea on Thursday to strengthen India's strategic ties with the country.

On the first day of his visit, Modi unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi at the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "PM Narendra Modi laid a wreath at the National Cemetery of Republic of Korea that entombs remains of 165000 martyrs and paid homage to the fallen soldiers," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

Established in 1956, the Seoul National Cemetery is reserved for Korean veterans, including those who died in the Korean independence movement, Korean War and Vietnam War.  

  Feb 22, 2019  12:09 (IST)

PM Modi: I would like to quote a portion of the 1988 Olympics Theme Song, as it captures the hopeful spirit for a better tomorrow for all- 'Hand in hand, we stand, all across the land, we can make this world, a better place in which to live.'

  Feb 22, 2019  11:59 (IST)

Despite having a historically low carbon footprint, India has been playing an active role in the global fight against climate change: PM

  Feb 22, 2019  11:58 (IST)

India, as a responsible member of the international community, has been in the forefront of our collective fight against climate change: PM 


  Feb 22, 2019  11:56 (IST)

We live in an increasingly interconnected world. Our growth and prosperity will inevitably contribute to global growth and development: PM

  Feb 22, 2019  11:56 (IST)

India’s growth story is not only good for the people of India but also for the entire world, says PM.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:53 (IST)

A few weeks before the Seoul Olympics, an organization called Al-Qaeda was formed. Today, radicalisation and terrorism have become globalized and are the biggest threats to global peace and security: PM

  Feb 22, 2019  11:52 (IST)

The games ended on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. The games showcased the best of Korean culture, warmth of Korean hospitality & success of the Korean economy, says PM Narendra Modi.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:51 (IST)

The Seoul Peace Prize was established to commemorate the success of the 24th Summer Olympics held in Seoul in 1988, says PM.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:48 (IST)

PM Modi donates prize of Rs 1 crore 30 lakh to Namami Gange Projects.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:47 (IST)

I dedicate this award to the 1.3 billion people of India for giving me the opportunity to serve them. I am honoured that this award is being conferred on me in the year that we celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi: PM

  Feb 22, 2019  11:46 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi on receiving Seoul Peace Prize: This award does not belong to me personally but to the people of India, the success India has achieved in the last 5 years, powered by the skill of 1.3 billion people.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:45 (IST)

I'm honoured to receive this award, says PM Modi.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:45 (IST)

PM Modi is the 14th person to be conferred with this award.

  Feb 22, 2019  11:44 (IST)

PM Modi receives Seoul Peace Prize

  Feb 22, 2019  11:42 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the Seoul Peace Prize.

  Feb 22, 2019  09:57 (IST)
  Feb 22, 2019  08:57 (IST)

Receive Seoul Peace Prize would be a matter of pride for me, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  Feb 22, 2019  08:56 (IST)

It was a matter of great honour for India to host First Lady Kim during ‘Deep Utsav’ in Ayodhya, last year: PM Modi.

  Feb 22, 2019  08:50 (IST)

Defence sector is an important part of our growing partnership with South Korea. An example of this is the induction of K-9 Vajra artillery gun in Indian Army, says PM Modi.

  Feb 22, 2019  08:47 (IST)

"I express my gratitude to President Moon for his condolences on the Pulwama attack and support against terror. MoU signed between the two countries today will further take forward our counter-terrorism agenda," PM Modi.

  Feb 22, 2019  07:36 (IST)
  Feb 22, 2019  07:36 (IST)
  Feb 22, 2019  06:49 (IST)
First Published: Friday, February 22, 2019 06:49 AM
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