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PM Modi receives Philip Kotler Presidential award for his 'outstanding leadership for the nation'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Monday received the first-ever Presidential award here.

The Award focuses on the triple bottom-line of 'people, profit and planet'. It will be offered annually to the of a nation, a statement from the (PMO) said.

According to the award citation, was selected for his "outstanding leadership for the nation".

"His selfless service towards India, combined with his has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country," the award citation read.

The citation also mentions that "Under his leadership, is now identified as the centre for innovation and value-added (Make in India), as well as a global hub for professional services such as information technology, accounting and "

The PMO statement quoted the citation, saying: "His visionary leadership has also resulted in digital revolution (Digital India), including Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion. It is enabling entrepreneurship, ease of doing business, and creating a 21st for "

The statement said that the citation mentions initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, Digital and Swachh Bharat, "which have positioned India as one of the most lucrative and business destinations in the world."

Prof. is a world-renowned at Northwestern University, Kellogg Owing to his ill-health, he deputed Dr of Emory University, Georgia, USA, to confer the award.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 18:15 IST