Prime Minister Pays Tribute: On the occasion of Lee Kuan Yew’s centenary, the Prime Minister pays tribute to the iconic leader.
Himanta Biswa Sarma Honored: Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, receives the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship of Singapore. Notable recipients include Arun Shourie (Former Union Minister), Shivraj Singh Chouhan (Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister), and Montek Singh Ahluwalia (Former vice-chairman of Planning Commission). The fellowship recognizes significant contributions to nation-building and the fostering of bilateral relations with Singapore.
Fellowship Background: This fellowship is a tribute to Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, and its patron is the current Prime Minister of Singapore.
Profile: Lee Kuan Yew
Who Was He?: Lee Kuan Yew was the former Prime Minister of Singapore, known for his remarkable leadership and contributions to the nation.
Longest-serving Prime Minister: He served as Singapore’s Prime Minister for an impressive tenure from 1959 to 1990.
Singapore’s Separation from Malaysia: Lee Kuan Yew played a pivotal role in orchestrating Singapore’s separation from Malaysia in 1965, leading to the birth of the independent nation of Singapore.
Significance: Lee Kuan Yew is widely regarded as the founding father of modern Singapore. His visionary leadership and policies played a pivotal role in transforming Singapore from a small city-state into a global economic powerhouse and a model of efficient governance.
Date of Birth: Lee Kuan Yew was born in 1923, and his centenary is being celebrated to honor his enduring legacy and contributions to Singapore and the world.