New Delhi, Apr 13: Playback singer and music director Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on getting the highest civilian award 'Order of Saint Andrew The Apostle'.
Mr Modi on Friday joined the illustrious club of noted Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese President Xi Jinping and others when the Russian Federation conferred the prestigious Russian highest civilian award 'Order of Saint Andrew The Apostle' to him. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Lata said,''Namaskar Narendrabhai, Russia's highest civilian honor Saint Andrew award has been given to you, I am very happy to hear this, I congratulate you. Best wishes to you for Chaitra Navaratri and Ram Navami @narendramodi''.
A decree from the Russian President Vladimir Putin's office said the prestigious award has been given to Mr Modi for "distinguished achievement in development of the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between Russian Federation and the Republic of India". This is the third such high ranking international award conferred to Prime Minister after South Korea and earlier this month the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced awarding its highest civilian award 'Order of Zayed' on the Prime Minister. (UNI)