On the occasion of Bhutan’s national day, Bhutan has decided to confer its highest civilian award Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo or The Order of The Druk Gyaplo to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister of Bhutan Dr Lotay Tshering said, his majesty has pronounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for the highest civilian decoration Ngadag Pel gi Khorlo.
In a social media message, Prime Minister’s Office of Bhutan said, his majesty highlighted all the unconditional friendship and support Narendra Modi has extended over the years and particularly during COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulating Narendra Modi, Dr. Lotay Tshering said, in all interactions, Mr. Modi has proved to be a great, spiritual human being. He said, he is looking forward to celebrating the honour in person.
The charismatic persona of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won him the admiration of people all across the globe. As a result, many countries have honoured him with their highest civilian awards. Likewise, many non-governmental organisations and foundations have also conferred prestigious awards on him. In 2016, he received the highest civilian awards from Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
In 2018, he was conferred the highest honour of Palestine. In 2019, the United Arab Emirates honoured the Indian Prime Minister with the Order of Zayed Award. In the same year, Russia, Bahrain and the Maldives also conferred Mr Modi with their respective highest civilian awards.
In 2020, Mr Modi received the prestigious Legion of Merit from the United States of America. Other prestigious awards given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at international forums include the Seoul Peace Prize and Champions of the Earth Award which is United Nation’s highest environmental honour.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also received the First-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award, Global Goalkeeper’ Award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award by the Cambridge Energy Research Associates.