Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award

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News:Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been conferred the Dr Kalam Smriti International Excellence Award 2019.

Facts:

  • She has been awarded for her vision of a peaceful and prosperous South Asia and her contribution to fostering cooperation between India and Bangladesh.

About the award:

  • The award has been instituted in the memory of former Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
  • The award is given every year to honour statesmen or leaders who have shown excellence in their fields to achieve the best for their countries.
  • Earlier,the Presidents of the Maldives, Ghana and Mauritius had received the award since its introduction in 2015.
  • The award is presented by Dale View,a non-governmental organisation registered under the Charitable Societies Act.It was created in 1978 in Kerala to bring about socio-economic development to rural areas through education.