PM Modi grants Padma Shri to previous Singaporean Diplomat

PM Modi grants Padma Shri to previous Singaporean Diplomat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today gave over the Padma Shri grant, one of India’s most elevated regular citizen grants, to previous Singaporean ambassador Tommy Koh in Singapore.

PM Modi grants Padma Shri to previous Singaporean Diplomat
PM Narendra Modi hands over the Padma Shri Award to veteran Singaporean diplomat Tommy Koh

Koh was among 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) receipts of the esteemed honor this year.

Prof Tommy Koh, the previous ambassador of Singapore, was given over the Padma Shri grant by Prime Minister Modi within the sight of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The honor was reported in January 2018 on the event of silver celebration of India ASEAN association and our Republic Day.

– said Raveesh Kumar, Spokesperson at the Ministry of External Affairs.


Koh, 80, has filled in as Singapore’s minister to the US and the UN, and as leader of the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1981 and 1982.

He is at present administrator of the leading group of governors of the Center for International Law at the National University of Singapore.

Koh was the central moderator for the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and was in the group that effectively contended the case for Singapore’s case to Pedra Branca at the International Court of Justice.

He is additionally a key figure in Singapore’s semi-official vital discoursed with Asia’s three most effective countries – China, Japan and India.

Past discretion, Koh has likewise been a champion of expressions of the human experience, the earth and common society, and a straightforward supporter of metro commitment.

Koh said he is “extremely regarded and thankful” to get the honor.


Padma Shri grant is the fourth most noteworthy non military personnel grant in India after Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. It is reported each year on India’s Republic Day and granted every year by the Government of India.

It was built up in 1954 and granted for a similar time around the same time.

(This Story Originating From INDIATODAY)

Sanjay Bhagat

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