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Seoul Peace Prize Committee conferred 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on PM. He is 14th recipient of this award. Award will be presented by Seoul Peace Prize Foundation at mutually convenient time.

Image of PM awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

Image of PM Awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

Image of PM awarded the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize

Key Facts of Committee

  • PM was selected for this prestigious award in recognition of his dedication for improving international cooperation, raising global economic growth & furthering development of democracy thru anti-corruption & social integration efforts.

  • It recognized PM’s contributions to growth of Indian & global economies, credited ‘Modinomics’ for reducing social & economic disparity b/w rich & poor.

  • It lauded PM’s initiatives to make govt. cleaner thru anti-corruption measures & demonetization.

  • It credited PM for his contribution towards regional & global peace thru proactive foreign policy w/countries around world under Modi Doctrine & Act East Policy.

Seoul Peace Prize

  • It was established in 1990 to commemorate success of 24th Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea.

  • It was established to crystallize Korean people’s yearning for peace on Korean Peninsula & in rest of world.

  • It is awarded biennially to those individuals who have made their mark thru contributions to harmony of mankind, reconciliation b/w nations & world peace.

  • Awardee receives diploma, plaque & honorarium of US $200,000.

  • Past laureates include distinguished global personalities like German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan & renowned international relief organizations like Doctors Without Borders & Oxfam.

  • 1st Seoul Prize awarded to Spain’s PM Juan Antonio Samaranch in 1990.

  • Before India’s PM, Prize was given to Democratic Republic of the Congo’s PM Denis Mukwege in 2016.

South Korea

  • Capital – Seoul

  • Language – Korean

  • Currency – South Korean Won

- Published/Last Modified on: December 3, 2018

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