Bengaluru: Narendra Modi's former principal secretary and trustee of the Ram temple trust Nripendra Misra has been awarded Japan's national honour the 'Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star' by the Japanese government. Misra was awarded for his role and contribution to furthering India-Japan bilateral relations.

'Order of the Rising Sun' for Nripendra Misra

It is a Japanese award that was established on 10 April 1875 by Emperor Meiji. The badge features rays of sunlight from the rising sun. It is the third-highest order honour by the Japanese government. The order is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.

Ambassador of Japan to India Satoshi Suzuki took to Twitter and congratulated Nripendra Misra.

“Heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Nripendra Misra, former Principal Secretary to PM, and Mrs. Indira Misra, former President of the Ikebana International Gurgaon Chapter, for being awarded the 2021 Spring Decorations from the GoJ!”