Former PM Manmohan Singh conferred Lifetime Achievement Honour in UK

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Former prime minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh was conferred a Lifetime Achievement Honour by the India-UK Achievers Honours in London for his contribution to economic and political life.

An overview of the news

  • The award will be handed over to Dr Singh in New Delhi by the National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) UK.

  • The India-UK Achievers Honors is organised by the National Association of Indian Students and Alumni UK in partnership with the British Council in India and the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT).

  • The 'Life Time Achievement Honor' recognizes Dr Manmohan Singh's contribution to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

  • 75 people who have achieved achievements in various fields have been honoured with this honour while some people have been honoured with 'Outstanding Achievers'.

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, a British citizen of Indian origin, was honoured with the 'Living Legend Honor' at a ceremony held on 25 January.

  • Britain's opposition Labor Party MP Virendra Sharma was also honoured with the 'Living Legend Honor'.

  • Dr. Manmohan Singh, a 90-year-old economist, served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004–2014.

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