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Order of the Nile Award


Recently, the Egyptian President conferred the country’s highest state honour “Order of the Nile” award to the Prime Minister of India.


Facts for Prelims

Order of the Nile Award:

  • Egypt’s highest state honor.
  • Established in 1915 to recognize exceptional services to Egypt or humanity.
  • Conferred upon Heads of state, Crown Princes, and Vice-Presidents.
Design and Symbolism:
  • The Order of the Nile is a pure gold collar with three-square gold units representing Pharaonic symbols.
  • The first unit symbolizes protection of the state against evils.
  • The second unit represents the prosperity and happiness brought by the Nile.
  • The third unit signifies wealth and endurance.
  • The units are connected by a circular gold flower adorned with turquoise and ruby.
  • Hanging from the collar is a hexagonal pendant featuring Pharaonic-style flowers and turquoise and ruby gems.
  • The pendant has a protruding symbol representing the Nile, which unifies the North (represented by the Papyrus) and the South (represented by the Lotus).


  • Recipients of the Order of the Nile are honored with a salute upon their death.

-Source: Indian Express


December 2023