Dismiss Notice
Welcome to IDF- Indian Defence Forum , register for free to join this friendly community of defence enthusiastic from around the world. Make your opinion heard and appreciated.

Manmohan singh gets World Statesman Award

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Desi Jatt, Sep 23, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Desi Jatt

    Desi Jatt Captain ELITE MEMBER

    Apr 7, 2010
    Likes Received:
    Manmohan singh gets World Statesman Award

    A top United States official on Thursday described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as “a man of uncommon decency and grace†who led the way in building Indo-U.S. partnership, as he presented the leader the 2010 World Statesman Award.

    “History will also mark with special significance Prime Minister Singh's personal contributions to the emerging partnership between the world's oldest and largest democracies, America and India,†Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Bill Burns said at an awards dinner in New York, where Dr. Singh was honoured in absentia by the Appeals of Conscience Foundation.

    Mr. Burns said India's rise might be as consequential for international order and the future of the global economy as any other development in the new century, and would be in the interests of the U.S.


    “As President Obama prepares for a historic state visit to India later this autumn, the promise of our partnership, built on strong bipartisan foundations in both our countries, looms bright and unmistakable.

    “More than anyone else, it is Prime Minister Singh who has led the way in building the U.S.-India partnership,†Mr. Burns said, citing his strong support for the New Delhi-Washington civil nuclear deal.

    Dr. Singh's economic policies helped India's rise within the new G-20 world, and to produce a doubling of U.S.-India bilateral trade in just a few years.

    “And Prime Minister Singh's advocacy of cooperation in high technology and science led to the recent launch of India's first unmanned lunar probe, which carried a NASA payload and discovered the presence of water molecules on the moon.â€

    Mr. Burns said: “There could truly be no better choice, and no better model of what integrity and statesmanship are all about on the world stage... A man of uncommon decency and grace, Prime Minister Singh has never lost sight of his responsibility to lead every Indian.â€

    Clear vision

    Mr. Burns said Dr. Singh was a man of even temperament, and remarkable modesty and humility, and he demonstrated his clear vision and steely determination as a leader, bringing great benefit to India and to the rest of the world.

    Dr. Singh is not attending the United Nations General Assembly session this year.

    The Hindu : News / National : Manmohan gets World Statesman Award
  2. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Aug 22, 2010
    Likes Received:
    1962 D. Phil., Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Topic: India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth. [Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1964]
    1957 Economic Tripos [First Class honours], University of Cambridge
    1954 M.A. Economics, Panjab University – First Class with first position in the University
    1952 B.A. Economics(Hons.), Panjab University – Second Class with first position in the University
    1950 Intermediate Panjab University – First Class with first position in the University
    1948 Matriculation, Panjab University – First class
    2000 Conferred Annasaheb Chirmule Award by the W.LG. alias Annasaheb Chirmule Trust setup by United Western Bank Limited, Satara, Maharashtra
    1999 Received H.H. Kanchi Sri Paramacharya Award for Excellence from Shri R. Venkataraman, former President of India and Patron, The Centenarian Trust
    1999 Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences,New Delhi.
    1997 Conferred Lokmanya Tilak Award by the Tilak Smarak Trust, Pune
    1997 Received Justice K.S. Hegde Foundation Award for the year 1996
    1997 Awarded Nikkei Asia prize for Regional Growth by the Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. (NIKKEI), publisher of Japan’s leading business daily
    1996 Honorary Professor, Delhi School of Economics,University of Delhi, Delhi
    1995 Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress Association for 1994-95
    1994 Asiamoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year
    1994 Elected Distinguished Fellow, London School of Economics, Centre for Asia Economy, Politics and Society
    1994 Elected Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.
    1994 Honorary Fellow, All India Management Association
    1993 Euromoney Award, Finance Minister of the year
    1993 Asiamoney Award, Finance Minister of the Year
    1987 Padma Vibhushan Award by the President of India
    1986 National Fellow, national Institute of Education, N.C.E.R.T.
    1985 Elected President, Indian economic Association
    1982 Elected Honorary Fellow, st. John’s College, Cambridge,
    1982 Elected Honorary Fellow, Indian Institute of bankers
    1976 Honorary Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
    1957 Elected Wrenbury Scholar, University of Cambridge, U.K.
    1955 Awarded Wright’s Prize for distinguished performance, & St. John’s college, Cambridge, U.K.
    1956 Awarded Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, U.K.
    1954 Uttar Chand Kapur Medal, Panjab university, for standing first in M.A.(Economics), panjab University, Chandigarh
    1952 University Medal for standing First in B.A. Hon.(Economics), panjab University, Chandigarh
    Recipient of Honorary Degrees of D.Litt. from :
    - Panjab University, Chandigarh
    - Guru Nanak University, Amritsar
    - Delhi University, delhi
    - Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi
    - University of Bologna, Italy
    - University of Mysore, Mysore
    - Chaudhary charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar (D.Sc)
    - Kurukshetra University
    - Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, patiala (D.Sc)
    - Nagarjuna University, Nagarjunanagar
    - Osmania University, Hyderabad
    - University of Roorkee, Roorkee (Doctor of Social Sciences)
    - Doctor of Laws by the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    - Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University (formerly Agra University) - Doctor Letters degree
    - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (Deemed University) D.Sc. (Honoris Causa)
    - Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur
    May 22, 2004 – till date: Prime Minister of India
    March 21, 1998 – May 22,2004: Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha (Council of States) Parliament of India
    June, 2001: Re-elected as member of Rajya Sabha for a Term of six years
    August 1, 1996 - Dec 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce, Rajya Sabha
    June 21, 1991- May 15, 1996: Finance Minister of India
    June, 1995: Re-elected Member of Rajya Sabha for a term of six years
    September, 1991: Elected Member of Rajya Sabha
    March 1991-June 1991: Chairman, University Grants Commission
    Dec 1990 – March 1991: Advisor to Prime Minister of India on Economic Affairs
    August 1987 – Nov 1990: Secretary General and Commissioner, South Commission
    Jan 1985- July 1987: Dy. Chairman, Planning Commission of India
    Sept 1982 – Jan 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India
    April 1980 – Sept 1982: Member-Secretary, Planning Commission, India
    Nov.1976 – April 1980: Secretary, Ministry of Finance
    Dept. of Economic Affairs,
    Government of India
    Member [Finance], Atomic Energy
    Commission, Govt. of India
    Member[Finance], Space Commission, Govt. of India
    1972 – 1976: Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, India
    1971 – 1972: Economic Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Trade, India
    1969 – 1971: Professor of International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India
    1966 – 1969: UNCTAD, United Nations Secretariat, New York
    Chief, Financing for Trade Section
    1966 : Economic Affairs Officer
    1957 – 1965 : Panjab University, Chandigarh
    1963-65 : Professor of Economics
    1959-63 : Reader in Economics
    1957-59:Senior Lecturer in economics
    Leader of the Indian delegation to the Commonwealth
    Heads of Government Meeting, Cyprus (1993)
    Leader of the Indian delegation to the Human Rights World Conference, Vienna (1993)
    Governor of India on the Board of Governors of the IMF and the International Bank of Reconstruction & Development (1991-95)
    Appointed by Prime Minister of India as Member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime minister (1983-84)
    Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-japan ;Joint Study Committee (1980-83)
    - Leader, Indian Delegation to :
    Indo-Soviet Monitoring Group Meeting (1982)
    Indo-Soviet Joint Planning Group Meeting (1980- 82)
    Aid India Consortium Meetings (1977-79)
    - Member Indian Delegation to :
    South-South Consultation, New Delhi (1982)
    Cancun Summit on North-South Issues (1981)
    Aid-India Consortium Meetings, Paris (1973-79)
    Annual Meetings of IMF, IBRD & Commonwealth Finance Ministers (1972-79)
    Third Session of UNCTAD, Santiago (April-May 1972)
    Meetings of UNCTAD Trade & Development Board, Geneva (May 1971 – July 1972)
    Ministerial Meeting of Group of 77, Lima (Oct.1971)
    - Deputy for India on IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform (1972 – 74)
    - Associate, Meetings of IMF Interim Committee and Joint Fund-Bank Development Committee (1976-80, 1982-85)
    - Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors of IBRD (1976-80)
    - Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors of the IMF (1982-85)
    - Alternate Governor for India, Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank, Manila (1976-80)
    - Director, Reserve Bank of India (1976-80)
    - Director, Industrial Development Bank of India (1976- 80)
    - Participated in Commonwealth Prime Ministers Meeting, Kingston (1975)
    - Represented Secretary;-General UNCTAD at several inter-governmental meetings including :
    Second Session of UNCTAD, 1968
    Committee on Invisibles & Financing Related to Trade, Consultant to UNCTAD, ESCAP and Commonwealth Secretariat
    - Member, International Organizations :
    Appointed as Member by the Secretary-General, United Nations of a Group of Eminent Persons to advise him on Financing for Development (December, 2000)
    (i) Author of book “India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth” [Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964]
    (ii) Have published a large number of articles in economic journals
    S/o. Shri Gurmukh Singh
    Born on 26th September, 1932
    Married in 1958 to Smt. Gursharan Kaur
    Have three daughters
  3. RoYaN

    RoYaN Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

    Aug 22, 2010
    Likes Received:
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:Guess what he is a congress guy :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  4. deepak75

    deepak75 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Sep 6, 2010
    Likes Received:
    I think Manmohan has been the least assuming of the party he represents. He is more visible for the thinking and the change that he represents. That said, it is also to Congress's credit to bring MMS to the fore. They did a good thing.

    But, now that he has got the world statesman award, I would really hope the Prime Minister will be more inward looking towards the interests of India. The soft approach on terrorism, Kashmir, Pakistan and his lack of resistance to populism and vote bank politics is really disappointing. For me, it is more important that he be remembered as the greatest leader of India and the Prime Minister that changed the country rather than any world award winning leader. While we are proud of him, the fact that A Raja is a minister in his government and his non-action about it is very very saddening.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page