पंतप्रधान म्हणून नेमणूक झाल्यापासूनच नरेंद्र मोदी यांनी व्हीआयपी संस्कृती संपविण्यावर भर दिला आहे, ज्या संस्कृतीने अनेक दशकांपासून देशाला त्रास दिला आहे. आपल्या शक्तिशाली शब्दांद्वारे आणि कृतींद्वारे त्यांनी दाखवून दिले आहे की सर्व नागरिक समान आहेत आणि देशामध्ये कोणत्याही भेदभावासाठी जागा नाही.
‘न्यू इंडिया’ मध्ये व्हीआयपी नाही केवळ इपीआय (एव्हरी परसन इज इम्पॉर्टन्ट) हेच मुलतत्व असेल असे पंतप्रधानांनी म्हटले.
10 मार्च 2019 रोजी केंद्रीय औद्योगिक सुरक्षा दलाच्या (सीआयएसएफ) 50 व्या स्थापनादिनी केलेल्या भाषणात त्यांनी यावर विस्तृत भाष्य केले.
मोकळेपणाने बोलताना पंतप्रधान मोदींनी; ते भाजपचे कार्यकर्ते असताना एकदा विमानतळावर आपल्या सहकार्याची सीआयएसएफच्या अधिकाऱ्यांनी सुरक्षा तपासणी केल्यामुळे त्या सहकार्याला आलेला राग त्यांनी कसा शांत केला याबद्दलचा एक अनुभव सांगितला
त्यांनी सीआयएसएफच्या कर्मचाऱ्यांची प्रशंसा केली आणि त्यांना सांगितले की कोणाच्याही दबावाशिवाय त्यांनी आपले काम केले पाहिजे आणि देशाचे संरक्षण केले पाहिजे.
पंतप्रधान मोदी म्हणाले की सीआयएसएफच्या कर्मचाऱ्यांच्या कर्तव्य बजावण्यात राजकीय नेतेच मोठा अडथळा आहेत.
त्यांच्या या बोलण्यावर प्रेक्षकांनी जोरदार टाळ्या वाजवून स्वागत केले.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken India’s global standing to newer heights with the world applauding his transformational leadership. He has been conferred several highest awards by many nations and organisations.
Order of St Andrew the Apostle: April 2019
Recently, PM Narendra Modi received the highest order of the Russian Federation “for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russia and India and friendly relations between the Russian and Indian peoples."
Order of Zayed Award: April 2019
PM Narendra Modi was conferred the highest civil award of the U.A.E. in April 2019 for providing exceptional leadership in forging a new strategic relationship between India and UAE. The award acknowledges that PM Modi is working for everyone in a diverse country having people with different religions, languages and cultures.
Seoul Peace Prize 2018 - October 2018
For contributions to the growth of the Indian and global economies, PM Narendra Modi received the Seoul Peace Prize in October 2018. The Seoul Peace Prize committee lauded Modinomics for reducing social and economic disparity between the rich and the poor. It also praised PM Modi's initiatives to make the government cleaner through anti-corruption measures.
It credited the Prime Minister for his contribution towards regional and global peace under the 'Modi Doctrine' and the 'Act East Policy'. Prime Minister Modi received the award in person during his visit to Republic of South Korea in February 2019. Seoul Peace Prize 2018 - October 2018
UNEP Champions of the Earth Award - September 2018
United Nations' highest environmental honour, the UNEP Champions of the Earth Award is bestowed on the world's greatest change agents. For his pioneering work in championing the International Solar Alliance and his unprecedented pledge to eliminate all single-use plastic in India by 2022, PM Narendra Modi was conferred with the UNEP Champions of the Earth Award in September last year.
Grand Collar of the State of Palestine - February 2018
The Grand Collar of the State of Palestine is the highest order of Palestine given to foreign dignitaries. In recognition of PM Modi’s wise leadership and his lofty national and international stature, and in appreciation of his efforts to promote the historic relations between the State of Palestine and the Republic of India, he was conferred with the award during his visit to Palestine in February last year.
Amir Amanullah Khan Award - June 2016
The highest civilian honour of Afghanistan, the Amir Amanullah Khan Award was bestowed on PM Narendra Modi by the Afghanistan government in June 2016.
PM Narendra Modi was awarded the honour following the inauguration of the landmark Afghan-India Friendship Dam.
King Abdulaziz Sash Award - April 2016
In a special gesture, PM Narendra Modi was conferred the King Abdulaziz Sash Award in April 2016. This is Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honour. Named after Abdulaziz Al Saud, the founder of the modern Saudi state, the Prime Minister was conferred the prestigious award by King Salman bin Abdulaziz.