Manmohan Singh to get World Statesman 2010 award

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New Delhi, Mar. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has been declared World Statesman of the year 2010 by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.

Former US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte said the award would be presented at a reception hosted at the residence of Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, in Washington in September.hankar said Dr. Singh has graciously accepted the award.

The past recipients of this prestigious award include, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (2009), French President Nicolas Sarkozy (2008), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2007) and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2006).

The Appeal of Conscience Foundation is an interfaith partnership of corporate and spiritual leaders from all faiths who come together to promote "peace, tolerance and ethnic conflict resolution."

Delegations from the group meet with religious and government leaders throughout the world promoting peace and democracy. (ANI)

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