Obama to be honoured with 'Profile in Courage' award

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. (U.S.A.), Mar. 03 (ANI): Former President Barack Obama will be honoured by John F. Kennedy Foundation's 'Profile in Courage' award this year. The foundation on Thursday said it is acknowledging Obama for "expanding health security for millions of Americans, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and leading a landmark international accord to combat climate change," according to CNN. The award, which was created in 1989 is given to a government official or group of officials "whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit of 'Profiles in Courage,' president Kennedy's 1957 Pulitzer prize-winning book." In the past, former president Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush have also been conferred with the award. Obama will receive the award in May. (ANI)