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President Droupadi Murmu conferred with Suriname’s highest civilian award

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India’s President Droupadi Murmu has been conferred with Suriname’s highest civilian award, the ‘Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star’, by the South American country’s President, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, to honour the deep-rooted bilateral ties between the two countries. Thanking President Santokhi and the government of Suriname, Murmu said that she was greatly honoured to receive Suriname’s highest distinction.

President Murmu further said that this felicitation was not only an honour for her, but for more than 1.4 billion people of India as well. She dedicated the honour to the successive generations of the Indian-Surinamese community, who have played a great role in enriching the fraternal ties between the two countries.

Congratulating the President, PM Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to Rashtrapati Ji on being conferred the highest civilian award of Suriname- Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star. This special gesture from the government and people of Suriname symbolizes the enduring friendship between our countries”.

President Droupadi Murmu is on her three-day visit to the South American country of Suriname, which had started on Sunday. It is her first state visit since she assumed office in July, 2022.

Sonakshi Datta
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