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President’s award for Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian language conferred

Mar 24, 2015 12:36 IST

President of India Pranab MukherjeeThe President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 23 March 2015 awarded Certificate of Honour to eminent scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian. He also conferred the Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman to young scholars for the year 2014.

These certificates were given at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.

Recipients of the President’s Certificate of Honour for Sanskrit language
• Manohar Vidyalankar
• S Sambanda Sivacharya
• Jagadgurunimbarkacharya Shri
• Radhasarveshwarshadevacharya Shri Sjriji Maharaj
• Dr. Rama Shankar Tripathi
• V Krishnamurthy Ghanapatigal
• Areyar Srirama Sharma
• R Krishnamurthy Sastri
• Dr. Francois Grimal
• Raja S Giri Acharya
• Prof. Radhavallabh Tripathi
• Chellam Srinivasa Somayaji
• Prof. Vempaty Kutumba Sastry
• Padamshri Prof. Om Prakash Upadhyay
• Prof. Dr. Shashi Prabha Kumar

The Certificate of Honour for Sanskrit (International) was awarded to Prof. Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat.

Recipients of Certificate of Honour for Arabic language  
• Prof. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Rahmathullah
• Prof. Nisar Ahmad Ansari Azmi

Recipients of Certificate of Honour for Persian and Pali/Prakrit language
• Prof. Shameen Akhtar (Persian)
• Mahopadhyaya Vinay Sagar (Pali/Prakrit)

Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman was bagged by four Scholars in Sanskrit, one each in Arabic, Persian and Pali/Prakrit. The awardees include




Dr. KS Maheswaran

Dr. Pramod Kumar Sharma

Dr. Madhav Janardan Ratate

Dr. Vinay Kumar Pandey


Dr. Aurang Zeb Azmi


Dr. Atiqur Rahman


Dr. Samani Sangeet Prajan

The scheme for award of Certificates of Honour was introduced in the year 1958 by Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian Languages. The scheme was extended to cover Pali/ Prakrit in 1996. From the year 2008, the scheme was further extended to cover one international award for an NRI or foreigner for their lifetime achievement in the field of Sanskrit.

The Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman for young scholars in the age group of 30 to 40 years in the field of Sanskrit, Pali/ Prakrit, Arabic and Persian was introduced from the year 2002.

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