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The Government of Spain has conferred the Great Cross of Civil merit on Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy. The honour was received by Dr. Abdullah from Gustavo de Aristegui, the ambassador of Spain at a function in the Spanish Embassy.

This is the highest possible honour accorded by the Spanish Government to somebody who is not Head of State or Government. Dr. Abdullah has been honoured for his efforts to promote sustainable economic development through the promotion of renewable energy.

Accepting the honour on behalf of the people of India, Dr Abdullah thanked Spanish Government for conferring this honour on him, “I hope one day I would be able to see my vision of every India household electrified become a reality,” Said Dr Farooq.

The Order of Spanish Civil Merit was created by Queen Isabel II in the XIX century to honour Spaniards and foreign citizens with exceptional qualities who have performed great services for their communities and contributed to a better understanding between nations.


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