Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to receive his award on February 22 after being selected as recipient of the 14th Seoul Peace Prize presented by the Seoul Peace Prize Cultural Foundation.
PM Modi is in South Korea on a two-day trip. The Prime Minister is visiting the nation on invitation from President Moon Jae-in.
PM Modi will hold multiple discussions with President Moon, meet business leaders and members of the Indian community during the trip.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the visit would strengthen India’s strategic partnership with South Korea and add dynamism to the Look East Policy. “As fellow democracies, India and ROK have shared values and a vision for world peace. As fellow market economies, our needs and strengths are complementary,” tweeted PM Modi ahead of the trip.
PM Modi addressing the Indian diaspora in Seoul: Tomorrow, I will be honoured with Seoul Peace Prize. This prize is not mine, I will only be receiving it on behalf of 130 crore Indians&the 3 crore Indians living abroad. This prize is a recognition of hard work of all Indians. pic.twitter.com/zYAj4ahZYM
— ANI (@ANI) February 21, 2019
He will also be conferred the Seoul Peace Prize. He took the stage and thanked his countrymen for the award. While addressing the Indian diaspora in Seoul, PM Modi said, “Tomorrow, I will be honoured with Seoul Peace Prize. This prize is not mine, I will only be receiving it on behalf of 130 crore Indians and the 3 crore Indians living abroad. This prize is recognition of hard work of all Indians.”
The Prime Minister also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Yonsei University. “It is an honour to unveil the bust of Bapu at Yonsei University in Seoul. This becomes even more special because we are doing so at a time when we mark the 150th birth anniversary of Bapu,” he said.