Order Of The Nile Award : Prime Minister Of India
The Egyptian President conferred the country’s highest state honour “Order of the Nile” award to the Prime Minister of India.
- Order of the Nile Award is Egypt’s highest state honour.
- Instituted in 1915, the ‘Order of the Nile’ is conferred upon Heads of state, Crown Princes, and Vice-Presidents who offer Egypt or humanity invaluable services.
- The ‘Order of the Nile’ is a pure gold collar consisting of three-square gold units comprising Pharaonic symbols.
- The first unit resembles the idea of protecting the state against evils, the second one resembles prosperity and happiness brought by the Nile, and the third one refers to wealth and endurance.
- The three units are connected by a circular gold flower decorated with turquoise and ruby.
- Hanging from the collar is a hexagonal pendant decorated with flowers of the Pharaonic style and turquoise and ruby gems.
- In the middle of the pendant, there is a protruding symbol representing the Nile that brings together the North (represented by the Papyrus) and the South (represented by the Lotus)