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Kalam confers awards to sanskrit, pali, arabic and persian scholars

The President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today presented Certificates of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards for the year 2006 to 30 young scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian.

New Delhi, May 21 : The President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam today presented Certificates of Honour and Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman Awards for the year 2006 to 30 young scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian.

The recipients include Professor Usha Choudhari,(Sanskrit), Professor Prem Suman Jain (Pali/Prakrit), Professor Abdul Ali (Arabic), Professor Nargis Jahan (Persian) and several others.

Presidential Award of Certificate of Honour is announced on the eve of Independence Day every year in recognition of the outstanding contribution of various scholars of eminence over 60 years of age in the field of Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Pali/Prakrit.

This award envisages a monetary grant of 50,000 rupees per annum for life, apart from a sanad and a shawl.

It is conferred on a maximum number of 15 eminent scholars of Sanskrit, one scholar of Pali/Prakrit and three scholars each of Arabic and Persian every year.

Also, Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman are granted on this occasion every year to young scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian in the age group of 30 to 40 years.

The Vyas Samman is conferred on those who have made a breakthrough in the interdisciplinary studies involving contribution of these languages or the ancient Indian wisdom, to the process of synergy between modernity and tradition.

It carries a one-time cash award of one lakh rupees along with a sanad and a shawl. A maximum number of five young scholars of Sanskrit and one each in Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian are conferred every year.

ANI

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