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New Delhi, Nov 19 (UNI) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Monday conferred the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2017.

Dr Singh received the prize from former Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur at a function at Jawahar Bhawan where former President Pranab Mukherjee, Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary party and chairperson of the Indira Gandhi Trust Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former Vice President Hamid Ansari and veteran Congress leader Karan Singh were present.

Dr Singh has been awarded the prize “for his leadership of India and its achievements during

the period between 2004 and 2014 for his contribution to the cause of economic andf social development, for raising India’s stature in the world and furthering its relations with its neighbours and leading nations of the world, and for his dedication to the security and well being of the ordinary citizens regardless of their faith, caste, religion and language”.

Congratulating Dr Singh on being chosen for the award, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of the Indira Gandhi trust, expressed the hope that ‘we will continue to get the guidance of Dr Manmohan Singh in the 4 yars to come”.

The award jury, which chose Dr Singh for the award, was chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee.

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