Grand Cross of the Order of Honour PM Modi was conferred with an award named Grand Cross of the Order of Honour by Greek President Katerina N. Sakellaropoulou in Athens, “in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the promotion of bilateral relations between Greece and India”. The Greek President had been conferred this award for his “commitment to strengthening the ties between the two countries in the political, economic, cultural and people-to-people spheres”. PM Modi is the first Indian prime minister to be conferred with the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour and is 1st foreign head of government after the year 2017.
Grand Cross of the Order of Honour
Grand Cross of the Order of Honour-significance
Grand Cross of the Order of Honour is second in rank to the Order of the Redeemer, established in 1975, replacing the abolished Royal Order of George. It is s conferred by the Greek government upon “Greek citizens who are distinguished in struggles for the Fatherland, to senior executives of the public administration, to eminent personalities of the arts and letters as well as to distinguished scientists or individuals who excelled in the field of trade, shipping and industry. It is also conferred upon foreigners who, due to their distinguished position and through their personal worth, have contributed to the promotion of Greece”.The medallion bears the image of the Greek goddess Athena, and the words “Only the Righteous Should be Honoured”, worn around the neck on a blue and white ribbon.
5 classes of the Order of Honour and how they wear the badge and star
|Class||Badge Placement||Star Placement|
|Grand Cross||Sash on the right shoulder||Left chest|
|Grand Commander||Necklet||Right chest|
|Gold Cross||Ribbon on the left chest||Not applicable|
|Silver Cross||Ribbon on the left chest||Not applicable|
Grand Cross of the Order of Honour conferred to the PM of India
What is the highest civilian award in Greece?
Grand Cross of the Order of Honour is the highest civilian award in Greece.
To whom does the highest civilian award in Greece?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Grand Cross of the Order of Honour