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DR. E SREEDHARAN CONFERRED WITH THE JAPANESE ‘ORDER OF THE RISING SUN’ AWARD

Delhi Metro’s Principal Advisor and former Managing Director, Dr. E Sreedharan, has been conferred with the prestigious ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star’ award by the government of Japan.

Dr. Sreedharan received the Insignia and Certificate from Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday. After the ceremony, he was granted an audience with His Majesty the Emperor.

Dr. Sreedharan has been conferred with this Order for promoting friendly relations between Japan and India through the Delhi Metro Project, which is viewed as a symbol of Indo-Japanese collaboration.

After receiving the award, Dr. Sreedharan attributed the honour to the entire Delhi Metro family and said that he has been conferred with the award because of the achievements of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

During his tenure as the Manging Director of DMRC, Dr. Sreedharan has been conferred with a number of prestigious awards and recognitions such as the ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour (Chevalier de la Legion d`Honneur)’, France in 2005, ‘Padma Shri’ in 2001 and the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 2008.

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