Knighthood Honors: Former UK minister Alok Sharma was chosen by King Charles III for knighthood
Alok Sharma was born in Agra, UP. He had been a cabinet minister in the previous Liz Truss government.
Indian-origin former British minister Alok Sharma has been selected for Britain's prestigious knighthood honour. Sharma was announced in the list of honors released by King Charles III in London on the occasion of New Year. Sharma has been chosen for his contribution to combating climate change at the COP26 summit.
Alok Sharma, 55, was born in Agra, UP. He had been a cabinet minister in the previous Liz Truss government. His name has been placed in the list of foreign people who have received this British honour. The list contains the names of more than 30 Indian-origin publicists, economists, educationists, doctors and philanthropists. Sharma's name is first. This award is given by the King of Britain for exceptional public service in the UK and abroad.
According to the Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Alok Sharma has been awarded a knighthood for his contribution to combating climate change. Under this, Britain will make historic agreements with various countries regarding climate change. These agreements will be effective in dealing with the problem of climate change in the future. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) was held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October to 13 November last year.
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