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Modi honoured with first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Monday became the first recipient of the prestigious Presidential award.

"The award focuses on the triple bottom-line of 'People, Profit and Planet' which will be offered annually to the of a nation," a (PMO) statement said.

According to the citation of the award, 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," it read.

The citation further added that under Modi's 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 citation also mentions: "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 for "

The citation mentions initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, Digital India, and Swachh Bharat have positioned 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, Jagdish Sheth of EMORY University, Georgia, US, was deputed to confer the award.



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:54 IST