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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has joined the elite club of eminent world leaders including UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Seoul Peace Prize 2018. Seen in file image is PM Modi at the fourth edition of the NITI Lecture Series, on the theme for this year is “AI for ALL: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Inclusive Growth”, in New Delhi on October 22, 2018.

Prime Minister Modi’s Modinomics bestowed Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for enabling regional and global peace

The Seoul Peace Prize Committee has decided to confer the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, in recognition of his dedication to improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth, accelerating the Human Development of the people of India by fostering economic growth in the world’s fastest growing large economy and furthering the development of democracy through anti-corruption and social integration efforts.

While awarding the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize, the Award Committee recognised Prime Minister 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’s initiatives to make the government cleaner through anti-corruption measures and demonetisation. The Committee also credited Prime Minister 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.’ Prime Minister Modi is the fourteenth recipient of this award.

Expressing his gratitude for the prestigious honour and in light of India’s deepening partnership with the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Modi has accepted the award. The award will be presented by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at a mutually convenient time.

Noticeably, the Seoul Peace Prize was established in 1990 to commemorate the success of the 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, Republic of Korea – an event in which 160 nations from across the world took part, creating harmony and friendship and a worldwide atmosphere of peace and reconciliation. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to crystallise the Korean people’s yearning for peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the rest of the world.

The Seoul Peace Prize has been awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations and to world peace. Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and renowned international relief organisations like Doctors Without Borders and Oxfam. After assessing over a hundred candidates proposed by over 1300 nominators from around the world, the Award Committee decided to bestow the Prize on Prime Minister Modi, calling him ‘the perfect candidate for the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize.

FICCI Congratulates PM Modi on 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

The Seoul Peace Prize Committee’s decision to confer the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a recognition of India’s growing stature in the world as one of the most significant nations driving international cooperation and economic growth.

 “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done tremendous work in improving international cooperation and raising aspirations of the people in India through major reform initiatives besides contributing immensely to the global economic growth by actively participating in the deliberations to enhance growth prospects. FICCI congratulates him on the recognition of his good work by the Seoul Peace Prize Committee,” said Rashesh Shah, President, FICCI.

 “Along with its emergence as the fastest growing nation in the world, India’s proactive role under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in promoting regional and global peace initiatives and his ‘Act East Policy’ has made the country a formidable player in critical global deliberations,” said Shah.

 He added that one of the most significant contributions of Prime Minister Modi has been his measures to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by bringing in schemes like PM Jan Dhan Yojana and Ayushmaan Bharat, besides promoting self-employment and the Startups and MSMEs. This is expected to drive the next round of growth in India, said Shah.

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