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Indian bureaucrat honoured in Japan

Indian bureaucrat honoured in Japan pardesi news 1463118790

The honour - Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, is a recognition of the catalytic role played by the bureaucrat-turned-politician N K Singh with regard to the Indo-Japanese economic relations over decades.

The Japanese Government has announced the conferment of the ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’, its second highest national decoration, on bureaucrat-turned-politician Mr. N K Singh for his contribution in boosting Indo-Japan relations over the last few decades.

The prestigious award was conferred on Mr. Singh by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a glittering ceremony at the state Imperial Palace in Tokyo on May 10th, 2016.

The award citation hailed Mr. Singh’s role in boosting Indo-Japan economic ties, particularly in promoting Japanese investments into India over many years.

While expressing his gratitude to the Japanese government for the honour, Mr. Singh said Indo-Japan relationship is at the cusp of historical changes.

Mr. Singh is a politician, economist and former top bureaucrat. Till recently, he was a member of the Indian Upper parliamentary house – the Rajya Sabha. In his long spanning career, he has handled important portfolios such as India’s Expenditure and Revenue Secretary and as a Member of the erstwhile Planning Commission. He had served in the Indian Embassy here as Minister (Economic and Commercial) from 1981-85. He has also served in Japan during the investment decision of Maruti-Suzuki and the forays of other Japanese auto-mobile companies to India.  

These awards were conferred on a total of 91 eminent personalities, including eight foreign recipients. The awardees also had an audience with Emperor of Japan Akihito. 

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