Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honoured with the first-ever LataDeenanathMangeshkar Award.
About the award:
The award will be given annually to a person who has made a path-breaking, spectacular and exemplary contribution to the nation and its people.
PM Modi received the award for selfless service to the nation and society.
The award ceremony held on April 24 which marks the 80th death anniversary of Master DeenanathMangeshkar (singing legend’s father).
Among the other awardees will be singer Rahul Despande, who will receive the Master Deenanath Award besides three other special awardees including veteran actress Asha Parekh, actor Jackie Shroff and the Mumbai Dabbawalas, represented by Nutan Tiffin Suppliers.
The award citation praised Mr. Modi, the first recipient, as “an international statesman who has put India on the path of global leadership.”