While 50,000 Indian-American Texans gear up to welcome Prime Minister Modi to the mega 'Howdy, Modi!' event on September 22, PM Modi has grabbed the global spotlight in the recent years for all his developmental work and India's excellent bilateral relations with various nations. During the next week, PM Modi's Texas address at the NRG Stadium, Houston is not the only mega event. He will also address the UN General Assembly on climate change on September 27. Before PM Modi's mega global appearances, here's a look at all the awards he has received from different countries throughout his tenure as India's Prime Minister.
PM Modi was awarded Saudi Kingdom's highest honour to non-Muslim dignitaries on 3 April 2016. He was bestowed with this honour as India solidified its relation with Saudi Arabia on matters of security, trade and Oil and natural gas in public and private sectors.
For his government's contribution to war-torn Afghanistan's development PM Modi was awarded Afghanistan's highest civilian honour on 4 June 2016. India has aided Afghanistan in constructing its major buildings like Afghanistan’s Parliament, Stor palace, Habibia High School to name a few. India has also aided the war-torn country in building infrastructures like hospitals, universities, cricket stadiums, power plants and dams.
On 18 February 2018, the Prime Minister was awarded Palestine's highest civilian honour for India's diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, maintaining close relations with Israel as well as Palestine. He was the fourth person to receive the award.
PM Modi received the award in October 2018 for policy leadership and pioneer work in the International solar alliance.
The Seoul Peace Prize Committee on October 24, 2018, conferred the 2018 Seoul Peace Prize on PM Modi recognising his contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, crediting 'Modinomics' for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor.
Russia bestowed its highest civilian honour on the Prime Minister on 12 April 2019 for the exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russian and India. Established in 1698, PM Modi is the first Indian to be awarded this honour. Recently in March, India sealed a USD 3 billion deal with Russia for leasing of a nuclear-powered attack submarine for the Indian Navy for a period of 10 years.
PM Modi was awarded UAE's highest civilian award - ' The Order of Zayed' on 4 April 2019, as recognition of his leadership to develop strategic ties between the two countries. President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan had conferred the Zayed Medal on PM Modi personally, when he visited the nation later in the year, making him the first Indian to receive the award. India and UAE have signed several deals to help out the 2.5 million Indians working in UAE, apart from trade deals etc.
The island nation awarded PM Modi the highest honour awarded to foreign dignitaries by the Maldives on 8 June 2019, shortly after his re-election in May. PM Modi chose to visit the Maldives as his first nation after re-election and is the seventh recipient of the award.
Bahrain bestowed PM Modi with its third-highest civilian honour on 24 August 2019, when he visited the nation.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) will bestow this award on PM Modi for his leadership in India's achievement sanitation in New York on September 24. His Swachh Bharat Mission which undertook constructions of toilets throughout the nation.