UAE Govt Honours PM Modi With Highest Civilian Award
GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured with the UAE's highest civilian award,'Order of Zayed' at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi on August 24.
However, the announcment to confer the country's highest award on PM Modi was made in April.
PM Modi on his twitter handle wrote,"Humbled to be conferred the ‘Order of Zayed’ a short while ago. More than an individual, this award is for India’s cultural ethos and is dedicated to 130 crore Indians. I thank the UAE Government for this honour."
"The award in the name of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE, acquires special significance as it was awarded to Prime Minister Modi in the year of the birth centenary of Sheikh Zayed," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
Earlier the award has been bestowed on several world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The prestigious 'Order of Zayed' is conferred on PM Modi at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi