President Droupadi Murmu conferred with highest civilian honour of Suriname

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President-Droupadi-MurmuSuriname awarded President Draupadi Murmu its highest civilian honour, the Grand Order of the Chain of Yellow Star, on 5 June, making her the first Indian to receive the award.

An overview of the news

  • President Murmu was presented with the award by Chandrikaprasad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname.

  • He dedicated the award to successive generations of the Indian-Surinamese community, in recognition of the important role of the Indian diaspora in strengthening the fraternal ties between the two countries.

  • During her state visit to Serbia and Suriname, President Draupadi Murmu arrived in Paramaribo, Suriname on 4 June.

  • In addition, India and Suriname signed four important Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) in the fields of health, agriculture and capacity building.

  • The agreements were finalized after delegation level talks between President Murmu and President Santokhi.

About Suriname

  • Suriname is a country located on the northern coast of South America. It is one of the smallest countries in South America.

  • Formerly known as Dutch Guiana, Suriname was a plantation colony of the Netherlands that gained its independence on November 25, 1975. 

  • President: Chandrikapersad Santokhi

  • Capital: Paramaribo

  • Official Language: Dutch

  • Currency: Suriname dollar

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