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Japan Confers one of its Highest National Honour to Nalanda University Governing Board Member NK Singh

May 15, 2016

on May 10, 2016, Nalanda University's Governing Board Member, former bureaucrat and parliamentarian Mr NK Singh received Japan’s second highest national award for his contribution in strengthening economic, educational and cultural ties between India and Japan.   

‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ honour was bestowed on Mr Singh by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

Mr. N.K. Singh after getting the award

The award citation hailed Mr Singh's role in boosting Indo- Japan economic ties, particularly in promoting Japanese investments into India over many years. Mr Singh has been actively involved in the establishment of Nalanda University as a part of the Nalanda Mentor Group and now the Nalanda Governing Board. 

Mr Singh was one among the eight foreign recipients who received this award which was given to 91 personalities. These awardees also had an audience with Emperor Akihito.

’The Order of the Rising Sun’  was established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji.  Foreign personalities started getting honoured with these awards in 1981. 

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