President Pranab gets Rotary`s highest award

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 19:06

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday got the Rotary`s highest award for his leadership in the country`s victory over polio.

The `Award of Honour` was presented by Ron Burton, President of Rotary International, at Rashtrapati Bhavan here today.
The award is a recognition for heads of countries or governments who have rendered unique service to the humanity and served the country and its people upholding values reflected in the Rotary`s motto `Service Above Self`.
"Ron Burton conveyed greetings and admiration of Rotarians across the world to Mukherjee for the leadership he has provided and the country`s victory over polio," a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said.

The President appreciated the work the Rotary movement is doing worldwide and in India, especially its support to the government for the eradication of polio, it said.


First Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 19:06

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