The Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest honour, has been conferred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by French President Emmanuel Macron while he is in France on an official visit.
The Legion of Honor is the reward for “outstanding merit acquired in the service of the nation in a civilian or military capacity”, according to its official website. But it can also be conferred to foreigners if they have “rendered services (e.g. cultural or economic) to France or supported causes defended by France, such as human rights, freedom of the press, or humanitarian action.”
The French National Day (Bastille Day) celebrations will take place on Friday, and PM Modi, who is in France for a two-day state visit, will be the Guest of Honour.
Source: Indian Express