PM Modi receives the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award for his leadership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award for his “outstanding leadership”. The award committee lauded the leader’s “selfless service towards India” along with his “tireless energy”. PM Modi was awarded the Kotler at his official residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg in the capital city. The Philip Kotler award focuses on three aspects – people, profit and planet. The award, will hereon, be annually given to the leader of a nation.    

The award citation reads: “Shri Narendra Modi is selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country.”

The citation further mentioned that under the Prime Minister’s leadership, India has been identified as the centre for innovation and Value Added Manufacturing, while referring to Make in India. The citation further adds that India has also become a global hub for professional services such as information technology, accounting and finance.

“His visionary leadership has also resulted in the Digital Revolution (Digital India), including the Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion. It is enabling entrepreneurship, ease of doing business, and creating a 21st century infrastructure for India,” it added.

Moreover, the citation refers to initiatives like Make in India, Startup India, Digital India and Swachh Bharat, adding that such initiatives have positioned India as one of the most lucrative manufacturing and business destinations in the world.