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Which Senior Congress leader to receive France's highest civilian honour?
Sunanda Pushkar
Supriya Sule
Shashi Tharoor
Jairam Ramesh

Correct Answer : Option (C) - Shashi Tharoor

With senior Congress leader "Shashi Tharoor" set to be conferred with France's highest civilian award Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, a host of party leaders congratulated him on the prestigious honour. The French government is honouring him for his writings and speeches and French Ambassador here Emmanuel Lenain has written to Tharoor informing him about the award.
"As one who cherishes our relations with France, loves the language and admires the culture, I am honoured to be recognised in this way. My gratitude & appreciation to those who have seen fit to award me this distinction," Tharoor said in response to a tweet congratulating him on the award.
Several Congress leaders as well as Congress's Kerala unit and the state's Youth Congress unit also congratulated the MP from Thiruvananthapuram.
About Shashi Tharoor :
* Shashi Tharoor is a two-term Lok Sabha MP representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.
* He has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the erstwhile UPA government.
* Tharoor is also a former diplomat with a 23-year-long career in the United Nations. He is also a celebrated author with several fiction and non-fiction books under his belt.

Source : The Hindu Businessline

Published On : August 12, 2022
Category : Awards