Jawahar Lal Sarin bestowed with France’s highest civilian honour “Knight of Legion of Honour”
Jawahar Lal Sarin, the president of the Alliance Francaise de Delhi’s governing body, has been bestowed with France’s highest civilian honour “Knight of the Legion of Honour”. The award was presented to Sarin by Ambassador of France Alexandre Ziegler in recognition of his outstanding contribution to enhancing Indo-French cultural cooperation and promoting the French language. The Alliance francaise de Delhi was started as a French association by Francophiles in 1956. The Legion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour) was instituted in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality of the recipient.