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President gives away Awards to Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali/Prakrit Scholars

New Delhi: The President of India Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil today conferred Certificates of  Honour to scholars of Sanskrit,   to scholars of Sanskrit (International), to scholars of  Persian, scholars of  Arabic languages and scholars of Pali/Prakrit. The awards are announced once a year on Independence Day in recognition of substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit.  The following is the list of scholars who were awarded today.  The awards ceremony was for the years 2010 and 2011.

The awards  for 2010 are as follows:-

SANSKRIT

1. Prof. V. Swaminathan 2. Prof. Umashanker Sharma ‘Rishi’ 3. Dr. Shankar Dev Sharma Avtre 4. Prof. Vijay Pandya Devshanker 5. Shri H.V. Nagaraja Rao 6. Pandit Moti Ram Shastri 7. Dr. Deviprasad Khanderao Kharwandikar 8. Shri Bhubaneshwar Kar 9. Pandit Madan Mohan Sharma 10.Shri G. R. Ramachandra Sastri 11.Prof. Sitanath Dey 12.Dr. Kapil Deva Dvivedi 13.Dr. Ganesh Dutt Sharma 14.Dr. Jaydutt Upreti 15.Smt. Gouri Dharmapal

SANSKRIT (INTERNATIONAL)

1.Prof. Csaba Tottossy

PERSIAN

1.Dr. S. M. Talha Rizvi “Burque” 2.Dr. Muhammad Yousuf

ARABIC 1.Prof. Mohd. Abdul Majeed 2.Saeed Ahmad Palanpuri 3.Prof. Ashfaq Ahmad Nadvi

PALI/PRAKRIT 1.Dr. Udai Chandra Jain

The awards  for 2011 are as follows:-

SANSKRIT

1.Prof. Kaniyambakkam Elayavilli Govindan 2.Dr. Nod Nath Mishra 3.Dr. Satya Dev Choudhary 4.Dr. Manibhai Ishvarbhai Prajapati 5.Dr. Vijay Pal 6.Pt. Keshav Ram Sharma 7.Shri Somayaji Vidwan Samba Dixit 8.Prof. Rahas Bihari Dwivedi 9.Prof. Krishna S. Arjunwadkar 10.Prof. (Dr.) Sadashiva Praharaja 11.Prof. Indra Datt Uniyal 12.Dr. Satya Vrat Varma 13.Sri V. Raghunatha Sastrigal 14.Prof. Amar Nath Pandey 15.Prof. Pratap Banerjee

SANSKRIT (INTERNATIONAL)

1.Shri Huang Baosheng

PERSIAN

1.Prof. Mohammad Iqbal 2.Prof. Hafiz Mohammed Ziauddin Alias Shamsi Tehrani 3.Dr. Md. Mansoor Alam

ARABIC

1.Dr. Mohammad Atiqur Rahman 2.Prof. Zainus Sajidin Siddiqi 3.Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah

PALI

1.Prof. Angraj Chaudhary

In addition, the President is also pleased to award the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to the following scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit:-

SANSKRIT

1.Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha 2.Dr. Somanath Dash 3.Dr. Sampadananda Mishra 4.Dr. Veernaryana N.K. Pandurangi 5.Dr. Dharmendra Kumar Singhdeo

PERSIAN

1.Dr. Shahid Naukhez Azmi

ARABIC

1.Dr. Mujeebur Rahman

PALI

1.Dr. Mahaveer Prabhachandra Shastri

The distinction is conferred once a year on the Independence Day in recognition of substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian. [PIB]

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