A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded the first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award by the World Marketing Summit India, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi took a jibe at the award, calling it being “backed by an unheard Aligarh Company”.
In his tweet Gandhi further exclusively mentions Patanjali and Republic TV as event partners.
I want to congratulate our PM, on winning the world famous “Kotler Presidential Award”!
In fact it’s so famous it has no jury, has never been given out before & is backed by an unheard of Aligarh company.
Event Partners: Patanjali & Republic TV 🙂https://t.co/449Vk9Ybmz
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) January 15, 2019
While, talking to the Wire Tauseef Zia Siddiqui, claimed himself to be a representative of the Philip Kotler organisation, declining details regarding the judging process said that the award is “very confidential”.
PM @narendramodi received the first-ever Philip Kotler Presidential award.
The Award focuses on the triple bottom-line of People, Profit and Planet.
It will be offered annually to the leader of a Nation. pic.twitter.com/RPoQrB56e6
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) January 14, 2019
According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, “The award focuses on the triple bottom-line of ‘People, Profit and Planet’ which will be offered annually to the leader of a nation”.
The Award citation shared by PMO reads, “Shri Narendra Modi is selected for his outstanding leadership for the nation. His selfless service towards India, combined with his tireless energy has resulted in extraordinary economic, social and technological advances in the country.”
“His visionary leadership has also resulted in Digital Revolution (Digital India), including Aadhaar, for social benefits and financial inclusion. It is enabling entrepreneurship, ease of doing business, & creating a 21st century infrastructure for India.”
Prof. Philip Kotler is a globally recognized Professor of Marketing at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.