Prime Minister Narendra Modi Receives Philip Kotler Presidential Award for Outstanding Leadership
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recieves Award. (Photo Credit: ANI | Twitter)

New Delhi, January 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award here. The award focuses on the triple bottom-line of 'people, profit and planet'. It will be offered annually to the leader of a nation, a statement from the Prime Minister's office said. According to the award citation, Modi was selected for his "outstanding leadership for the nation".

"His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country," it read. The citation also states that under his leadership, India is now identified as the centre for innovation and value added manufacturing (Make in India), as well as a global hub for professional services such as information technology, accounting and finance. Narendra Modi Receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ Award, UN Secretary-General Says ‘Indian PM Has Not Just Recognised Climate Change but Acted on It’.

The statement quoted the citation as saying Modi's visionary leadership has also resulted in the digital revolution (Digital India), including the Unique Identification Number, Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion. Narendra Modi Awarded the Seoul Peace Prize 2018 for His Contributions to Growth of Indian and Global Economies.

The citation, the statement said, mentions initiatives such as Make in India, Startup India, Digital India and Swachh Bharat, "which have positioned India as one of the most lucrative manufacturing and business destinations in the world". Philip Kotler is a professor of marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Owing to his ill health, Jagdish Sheth of EMORY University, Georgia was deputed to confer the award on Modi.