‘Lifetime Achievement Honor’ in Oxford and Cambridge Universities Dr. Underlines Singh’s contribution. Dr. In his written message, Singh said, ‘I am very grateful for it, which is especially meaningful because it is given by the youth, who are the future of our country and the relationship between these two countries.’
What did the former Prime Minister say?
The 90-year-old Singh, who was the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014, said, ‘Our educational partnership has really defined the relationship between India and Britain. Founder of our country Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, Sardar Patel and many others who studied in Britain became great leaders and left a legacy that continues to inspire India and the world. Many Indian students have had the opportunity to study in Britain over the years.’
‘Bridge to Britain and India’
On the occasion of completion of 75 years of India’s independence, 75 first-time achievers in various fields have been honored with ‘India-UK Achievers Honours’, while some have been honored with ‘Outstanding Achievers’. Lord Karan Bilimoria, a British citizen of Indian origin, was honored with the ‘Living Legend Honour’ at a ceremony held on 25 January. Bilimoria, Conservator of NISAU-UK, said that the people who have been honoured, are living bridges and their achievements have inspired people in Britain and India.
Britain’s opposition MP also received an award
Opposition Labor Party MP Virendra Sharma in Britain was also honored with ‘Living Legend Honour’. Sharma said that the relationship between the two countries was once based on exploitation, but now it is based on equality. Those honored with ‘Outstanding Achievers’ include Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Raghav Chadha, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla and Indian women’s football team goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan.