PM Narendra Modi conferred with Papua New Guinea and Fiji’s Highest Honours

During his first visit to Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a significant summit between India and 14 Pacific island countries, aimed at strengthening bilateral relations. This visit was notable as Prime Minister Modi received the highest honors from both Papua New Guinea and Fiji, an unprecedented recognition for a non-resident in these two Pacific island nations.

In Fiji, he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Fiji by Sitiveni Rabuka, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji. Similarly, in Papua New Guinea, Governor-General Sir Bob Dadae conferred the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL) to PM Modi, recognizing his efforts in promoting unity among Pacific Island countries and advocating for the Global South.

PM Modi acknowledged the people of India and the generations of the Fiji-Indian community for their significant contribution to strengthening the special and lasting bond between India and Fiji, as he received the prestigious accolade.

Previous International Awards conferred by Countries on PM Narendra Modi

  • Order of Abdulaziz Al Saud (the highest honor of Saudi Arabia awarded to non-muslim dignitaries) –2016
  • State Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah Khan (highest civilian honor of Afghanistan) –2016
  • Grand Collar of the State of Palestine Award (the highest honor of Palestine awarded to foreign dignitaries) –2018
  • Order of Zayed Award (highest civilian honor of the United Arab Emirates) –2019
  • Order of St. Andrew Award (highest civilian honor of Russia) –2019
  • Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddin (the highest honor of the Maldives awarded to foreign dignitaries) –2019
  • King Hamad Order of the Renaissance (this Bahrain Order – First Class is a top honor by the Gulf country) –2019
  • Legion of Merit by the US Government (award of the United States Armed Forces that is given for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements)–2020
  • Order of the Druk Gyalpo: Bhutan honored PM Modi with the highest civilian decoration, the Order of the Druk Gyalpo in December 2021.

Awards Conferred by Organisations/Foundations

  • Seoul Peace Prize (awarded biennially to those individuals by Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation who have made their mark through contributions to the harmony of mankind, reconciliation between nations, and world peace) –2018
  • Champions of The Earth Award (UN’s highest environmental honor) –2018
  • Global Goalkeeper Award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan –2019
  • Global Energy and Environment Leadership Award by the Cambridge Energy Research Associates CERA (award recognizes the commitment of leadership towards the future of global energy and environment) –2021


Which Award is given to PM Modi?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the highest honors from the Pacific island nations of Fiji and Papua New Guinea. In Fiji, he was awarded the Companion of the Order of Fiji, while in Papua New Guinea, he was conferred the Grand Companion of the Order of Logohu (GCL). These prestigious honors reflect the recognition and appreciation of PM Modi’s contributions to strengthening bilateral relations and promoting unity among Pacific Island nations.

In which article Prime Minister is mentioned?

The Prime Minister of India is mentioned in Article 74 and Article 75 of the Indian Constitution. Article 74 deals with the Council of Ministers, which includes the Prime Minister as the head of the government. Article 75 outlines the appointment, tenure, and powers of the Prime Minister, including the formation of the Council of Ministers and their collective responsibility.

Who was PM Modi before he became the Prime Minister?

Before becoming the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. He held this position from 2001 to 2014, being elected for four consecutive terms. As the Chief Minister, Modi implemented various developmental and economic reforms in Gujarat, which gained him recognition and popularity. His tenure as Chief Minister played a significant role in shaping his political career and ultimately led to his election as the Prime Minister of India in 2014.


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