CM Sarma bestowed with Singapore honour

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Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been bestowed with the Lee Kuan Yew exchange fellowship, which was launched as a tribute to Singapore’s founding Prime Minister for his contributions to the nation. As part of the honour, Sarma is invited to visit Singapore as a Lee Kuan Yew fellow for his dedicated leadership in public works and development.

The prestigious fellowship is conferred on individuals in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the development of their nation and to bilateral relations with Singapore. Sarma has been chosen for the award in recognition of his immense role in championing the cause of development and international harmony.

Sarma is the first chief minister of Assam to receive this honour, which was established in 1991. The previous Indian recipients include former Union minister Arun Shourie, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, former Planning Commission vice-chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, etc.

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