Conferment Ceremony of Decoration for Mr. Narayanan Kumar

Mr. Narayanan Kumar
On 7 July 2022, Mr. Taga Masayuki, Consul-General of Japan in Chennai, hosted a conferment ceremony for Mr. Narayanan Kumar, Vice Chairman of the Sanmar Group, Chairman of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IJCCI), and former President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), who is among the Spring 2022 Imperial Decorations recipients. He received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in recognition of his contribution to strengthening economic relations between Japan and India.
In his speech, Consul-General Taga expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the continuous and dedicated efforts made by Mr. Kumar in promoting friendship, goodwill and mutual understanding between Japan and India by organising economic delegations to Japan as well as a number of events on Japanese economy and culture.
Mr. Kumar said that he was greatly honoured to receive this extraordinary award, and that it belonged to the people and associations that he worked with. He expressed his gratitude to the Government of Japan, Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai, his family, friends and colleagues for their continuous support, as well as his hope to continue promoting Japan-India relations in the future.