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Order of the Nile Award

Context:

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

Relevance:

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).

Significance:

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

-Source: Indian Express


 

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