PM Modi gets Seoul Peace Prize in South Korea, gives $200,000 prize money to Namami Gange fund
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Seoul Peace Prize on Friday in South Korea, joining a pantheon of honorees that includes German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.
He said he would contribute the prize money -- $200,000 -- to the Namami Gange fund, and dedicated the award to the Indian people.
The Seoul Peace Prize, he said, belonged not to him personally, but to the success India had achieved in the last five years powered by the skill of 1.3 billion people.
Besides Angela Merkel and Ban Ki-moon, past winners of the Seoul Peace Prize include former UN chief Kofi Annan, Bangladesh social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus and Medecins Sans Frontieres.