Francois Laborde Conferred France’s Highest Civilian Honour – Legion of Honour
- Father Francois Laborde, a 92-year-old priest, was conferred the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour), the highest civilian award of France, in recognition of his work for specially-abled children.
- He is the third person from the state to have been awarded the Legion of Honor after film maestro Satyajit Ray and actor Soumitra Chatterjee.
- He was entitled by the French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler.
- Father Laborde had set up Howrah South Point, an organisation working for the development of specially-abled children, the destitute and the most deprived sections of the society.
Source: The New Indian Express