PM Modi becomes the first Indian Prime Minister to receive the Grand Cross of the Order of Honor from Greece
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded the highest civilian honor Grand Cross of the Order of Honor by Greek President Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou in Athens
An Overview of the News
The award is the highest civilian honor Greece can bestow on a foreign head of government.
The award recognizes PM Modi's outstanding contribution to strengthening bilateral relations between Greece and India.
The citation given along with the award highlights PM Modi's commitment to enhancing political, economic, cultural, and people-to-people relations between the two countries.
He is also the first foreign head of government to be honored with the award since 2017.
The award reflects PM Modi's efforts to strengthen ties between India and Greece, which share a history of friendship and cooperation.
About the Grand Cross of the Order of Honor
It is awarded by the President of Greece.
Recipients include Prime Ministers and eminent personalities.
Award winners are recognized for enhancing the prestige and status of Greece.
The Order of Honor was established in 1975.
The medallion depicts the Greek goddess Athena.
Accompanying the image of Athena are the words "Only the righteous should be respected".
Blue and white ribbons are used to wear the badge around the neck.
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