Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently in Greece, received the Grand Cross of the Order of Honor on Friday.
This honor was bestowed on him by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.
The Order of Honor was created in 1975. The head of the goddess Athena is depicted on the front of the star with the inscription “ONLY THE RIGHTEOUS SHOULD BE HONORED”.
Traditionally, this honor is bestowed by the President of Greece on prime ministers and eminent personalities for their contribution to Greece.
The citation read: “In the person of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an honor is bestowed upon the friendly people of India. »
“On the occasion of this visit, the Greek State pays tribute to the Indian Prime Minister, a statesman who has tirelessly promoted the global influence of his country and who works systematically for the economic progress and prosperity of India. , implementing bold reforms. A statesman who has placed the protection of the environment and climate change among the main priorities of international activity”, adds the text.
On the other hand, Modi thanked Greece for the honor and tweeted, “I thank President Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the government and the people of Greece for conferring the Grand Cross of the Order of Honor on me. the respect the Greek people have for India. @PresidencyGR.”