India shines, Manmohan gets World Statesman Award

Written by: Mamatha
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New York, Sep 23: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been honoured with the 2010 World Statesman Award by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith coalition which promotes mutual understanding, tolerance and peace.

India's Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar, accepted the award on behalf of the prime minister on Tuesday, Sep 21.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Prime Minister Shankar thanked Rabbi Schneier, President of the Appeal of Conscience and said that his extraordinary mission addresses one of the most important challenges for humanity.

In his recorded speech, Manmohan Singh said, "India has been guided since ancient times by the fundamental belief, we are all united by our highest values, ideals and our inherent humanism."

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger described Manmohan Singh as a statesman with vision, persistence and integrity, and praised him for his leadership in India.

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