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Indian's love being "felicitated." Typically this is a function where some person is "honored" for their contributions to the village/school/local community center etc. Felicitations involve much pride, honor and garlanding. People rarely question the merit of the award - felicitations are felicitations!


A group of ‘princes’ of many erstwhile states of Gujarat felicitated Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a function at Ranjit Vilas Palace in Wankaner on Saturday. Though claimed to be a nonpolitical programme by the state government as well as the erstwhile royalties, it actually turned out to be a political event. If anything, Keshrisinhji Jhala, the young yuvraj of Wankaner, was ceremoniously inducted into the BJP by Modi.
Added 2011-06-21 by Dishoom Dishoom