February 27, 2006 07:37:47 GMT
Chilean President Ricardo Lagos gave U2 frontman Bono Neruda Award, the country's highest award for the arts on Sunday Feb 26th, 2006
Shortly after receiving the Amnesty International's 2005 "Ambassador of Conscience" award, U2 frontman Bono got more in his pocket. The star has been given the Neruda Award, which is Chile's highest award for the arts.
Handed the award to Bono on Sunday Feb 26th, 2006 was the country's President Ricardo Lagos who at the same time also told him he should learn to play the traditional Andean instrument known as the "charango" besides presented Bono with the stuff.
Just for everybody to know, the medal is named after late Chilean Nobel Prize laureate Pablo Neruda, a poet Bono said he greatly admired. "He moved me very much," Bono said of Neruda.