Saturday, 4 March 2017

Obama to receive JFK foundation's 'Profile in Courage' award

Obama to receive JFK foundation's 'Profile in Courage' award Washington (CNN)Former President Barack Obama has been named the 2017 "Profile in Courage" award honour by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The foundation said Thursday it is recognizing(मान्यता देना) Obama for "expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring(सुधारना) diplomatic relations with Cuba and leading(प्रमुख) a landmark international accord to combat climate change." The award, created in 1989, is given to a public official or group of public servants from any level of government each year "whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit () of 'Profiles in Courage,' President Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer prize-winning book," according to the Profile in Courage award website.

Obama isn't the only president who has been so honored: former Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush have also received the award.

"Our country owes a debt of gratitude(प्रति आभार) to President Obama, not just for the many important policy achievements made during his tenure but also for the example of leadership he provided all of us, which we may draw upon in the years to come," Jack Schlossberg, the son of JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, said in a statement.

Obama will receive the award during a ceremony in May.

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