Narendra Modi becomes first Indian PM at Davos summit since 1997; SRK awarded for 'championing women's causes' [Photos]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Davos on Monday, becaming the first Indian head of government to attend the World Economic Forum in 20 years.

FP Staff January 23, 2018 13:36:06 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Davos on Monday, becoming the first Indian head of government to attend the World Economic Forum in 20 years. Instagram @narendramodi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Davos on Monday, becoming the first Indian head of government to attend the World Economic Forum in 20 years. Instagram @narendramodi
After arriving at Davos, Modi met Swiss President Alain Berset and discussed ways to deepen bilateral ties on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit. Twitter @meaindia
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After arriving at Davos, Modi met Swiss President Alain Berset and discussed ways to deepen bilateral ties on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual summit. Twitter @meaindia
On Monday, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan along with Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett and musician Elton John received the Crystal award on the sidelines of the annual economic summit. AP
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On Monday, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan along with Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett and musician Elton John received the Crystal award on the sidelines of the annual economic summit. AP
Shah Rukh was presented the award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India". AP
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Shah Rukh was presented the award for "his leadership in championing children's and women's rights in India". AP
The actor thanked his late mother, wife and his daughter for inspiring him. After thanking the WEF for the award, Khan finished his speech with <em>namaskar</em> and 'Jai Hind'. Twitter @iamsrk
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The actor thanked his late mother, wife and his daughter for inspiring him. After thanking the WEF for the award, Khan finished his speech with <em>namaskar</em> and 'Jai Hind'. Twitter @iamsrk
Meanwhile, the resort town of Davos was receiving heavy snowfall while the World Economic Forum was underway. AP
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Meanwhile, the resort town of Davos was receiving heavy snowfall while the World Economic Forum was underway. AP