President Droupadi Murmu conferred with Suriname’s highest civilian award

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  • President Droupadi Murmu became the first Indian to be honoured with the Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star, the highest civilian award in Suriname.
  • She was presented with this award by Chandrikapersad Santokhi, the President of the Republic of Suriname. President Murmu dedicated the award to the future generations of the Indian-Surinamese community.
  • During her state visit to Serbia and Suriname, President Murmu arrived in Paramaribo, Suriname on June 4.
  • Several significant Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between India and Suriname in the areas of health, agriculture, and capacity building.
  • These agreements were finalized after fruitful discussions between President Murmu and President Santokhi, who both led their respective delegations.

The Grand Order of the Chain of the Yellow Star has been awarded to a number of notable individuals, including:-

  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
  • Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa
  • Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican bishop and theologian
  • Jimmy Carter, 39th president of the United States
  • Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations
  • Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations

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