France conferred decoration on Mr Rahul Bajaj and Mr Baba N. Kalyani, May 2011.
French Distinction “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” conferred on Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Bajaj Auto Ltd., and Baba N Kalyani, Chairman, Bharat Forge Pvt. Ltd.
The French government bestowed the award of Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur), on industry leaders Rahul Bajaj and Baba N. Kalyani. The honour came in recognition of their contribution to the development of Indo-French cooperation in the field of business.
The Ambassador of France to India, Mr Jérôme Bonnafont, conferred the distinction on Mr Rahul Bajaj and Mr Baba N. Kalyani during an award ceremony on May 12.
The “Légion d’Honneur” (Legion of Honour) is the highest distinction that can be conferred by the French Republic on a French citizen as well as on a foreigner. The Order of the Legion of Honour was instituted in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.
Previous recipients of this honour from the industrial sector include Mr Arun Nanda, Executive Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and Mr E Sreedharan, MD, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
For further information, please visit the Grand Chancellery of the Legion of Honor official website.
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