Seoul, Feb 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conferred with Seoul Peace Prize for ‘economics, global peace’.
PM Modi is the 14th person to receive the award.
“I am honoured that this award is being conferred on me in the year that we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi”, said the Indian Prime Minister.
PM Modi dedicated the prestigious award to the people of India.
“This award does not belong to me personally but to the people of India, the success India has achieved in the last 5 years, powered by the skill of 1.3 billion people”.
He also appealed the global community fight against against the menace of terrorism.
Time has come to join hands and unite to completely eradicate terrorist networks. Only by doing so can we replace hate with harmony, he stated.
The Indian Prime Minister further said “I would like quote a portion of the 1988 Olympics Theme Song, as it captures the hopeful spirit for a better tomorrow for all- ‘Hand in hand, we stand, all across the land, we can make this world, a better place in which to live’,”.
The award was announced by the Seoul Peace Prize Foundation in October last year.