The 'Award of Honour' was presented by Ron Burton, President of Rotary International, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The award is a recognition for heads of countries or governments who have rendered unique service to the humanity and served the country and its people upholding values reflected in the Rotary's motto 'Service Above Self'.

"Ron Burton conveyed greetings and admiration of Rotarians across the world to Mukherjee for the leadership he has provided and the country's victory over polio," a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said.

The President appreciated the work the Rotary movement is doing worldwide and in India, especially its support to the government for the eradication of polio, it said.


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