2016 Autumn Imperial Decoration

The Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2016 Autumn Imperial Decorations on November 3rd, 2016. Among 96 foreign recipients are the following 1 Indian National. Please find the attached for further details.
Decoration Name(Age) Services Major Titles
The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays Manorama Jafa
Contributed to promoting friendly relations and mutual understanding between Japan and India, in the field of children’s literature *Writer of children’s literature
*Secretary-General of the Indian Section of International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY)
*Secretary-General of the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC)