AWARDS - 2019 SEPTEMBER

September 12

India is among the largest troop contributing countries in the world to UN peacekeeping missions. Seventeen Indian peacekeepers deployed with the UN mission in South Sudan have served the UN and the people of South Sudan for almost a year. In recognition of their service to the people in the world's youngest country they were awarded the UN service medals during a special ceremony at the UN House in Juba.

  • The First Class Order of Zayed II award was bestowed on Indian Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri by UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is given in recognition of his contribution to the development and strengthening of friendly relations and co-operation between the two countries. It is a rare honour given to any diplomat.

September 11

For the 2019 Asia Society Game Changers award IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, who led the investigation into the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape, has been chosen along with six others for redefining the role of female in the society. The award identifies and honours true leaders who are making a positive contribution to the future of Asia and for the first time all the awardees are women.

September 10

Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss England the two English cricket greats will be honoured with Knighthoods. The former cricketers have received the honour for their services to sport for their outstanding careers for England in cricket.

September 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to receive Global Goalkeeper award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for one of his ambitious project- Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (SBA) during his visit to United States in late September 2019. Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by PM Modi in 2014, to improve the overall cleanliness in the country and eliminate open defecation nationwide in five years.

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