The king and queen of Sweden grant the highest royal honors to 7 Indians

NEW DELHI: Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, who are on a six-day visit to the country, on Tuesday night granted seven royal Indians and a Bhutanese woman the highest royal honor Order of the Polar Star for their work copy. in the promotion of trade and Indo-Swedish relations.

The Royal is a reward for Swedish and foreign citizens for civic merits, for devotion to duty, for science, literary, learned and useful works and for new and beneficial institutions.

The royal honors were conferred on Ranajit Nobis (Swedish honorary consul based in Kolkata given first-class Knight), Sunil Mehra (given first-class Knight for promoting Indo-Swedish ties in the health sector), Teji Grover (member first class for promoting cultural exchange between two countries), Jayesh Ranjan (First class knight to promote trade in Telangana), Lila Poonawalla (First class commander to boost trade ties in Maharashtra), Kamal Bali (Commander grant support to Swedish trade in India) and Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan (Commander of first class for cooperation in innovation, research and higher education). Among the eight winners of the prize was the Bhutan citizen Phub Zam.

During the first three days, Swedish royalty opened the first high-level Innovation Dialogue and deliberated on ideas for finding affordable and scalable technologies to address the challenges of sustainable growth and minimize the impact of climate change.

The King met with President Ram Nath Kovind, after which three cooperation agreements were signed in the fields of polar research, science and technology and maritime transport. The Swedish king also chaired a roundtable meeting where he and trade minister Piyush Goyal interacted with the CEOs of both sides to explore new opportunities for economic collaboration. The queen also visited the AIIMS-Delhi.

On Wednesday, the Swedish royalty, who won the hearts of the Indians when loading their bags during their arrival at the IGI airport, dedicated themselves to removing tons of plastic and other garbage along with the climate activist Afroz Shah on the Verosava beach in Mumbai . On Thursday, royalty will visit Dehradun to visit the Ram Jhula Bridge and Bathing Ghat.