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PM Modi Honoured Presidential Award For His 'Outstanding Leadership & Selfless Service For The Nation'

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| January 15 , 2019 , 15:54 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi added another feature under his belt as he became the first recipient of the prestigious Philip Kotler Presidential award on Monday.

A PMO's statement said, “The award focuses on the triple-bottom-line of ‘People, Profit and Planet’ which will be offered annually to the leader of a nation.”

Prof. Philip Kotler is a world-renowned Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Owing to his ill-health, Jagdish Sheth of Emory University, Georgia, US, was deputed to confer the award.

According to the citation of the award, Modi was selected for his “outstanding leadership and selfless service to for the nation”.

“His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country,” it read.

The citation further added that under Modi’s 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 citation also stated: “His visionary leadership has also resulted in the Digital Revolution (Digital India), including the Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion. It is enabling entrepreneurship, ease of doing business, and creating a 21st-century infrastructure for India.”

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