Madhya Pradesh CM to get Singaporean fellowship

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Bhopal, Jan 8: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be conferred with the Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship in Singapore during his visit to the island city-state next week.

Chouhan is the fourth Indian who will be awarded the prestigious fellowship on January 13, during his four-day visit to Singapore from January 12 to 15, an official release said here today.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan

The previous Indian recipients of the fellowship are former Vice Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Union Minister Arun Shourie and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, it said.

Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship was incepted in 1991. Contribution to national development and efforts to promote international goodwill are considered for awarding it.

Till date, 45 foreign dignitaries have been conferred this prestigious fellowship, the release added.

PTI

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