Presidential Award of Certificates of Honours to distinguished scholars
Ministry of Human Resource Development (M/HRD) has invited recommendations/nominations for Presidential Award of Certificates of Honours to distinguished scholars of Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic, Persian, Classical Tamil, Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam scholars.
The Scheme for the Award of the Certificates of Honours was introduced in the year 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian languages. The Scheme was extended to cover Classical Oriya, Classical Tamil, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam from the year 2016. Under this Scheme, a Certificate of Honour along with a onetime monetary grant of Rs.5,00,000/- each is awarded to Scholars of eminence over 60 years of age with outstanding contribution in the field of each of these languages.
The scheme also provides for one International Award of Certificate of Honour to a Non-resident Indian or person of non-Indian origin with outstanding contributions in the field of Sanskrit and Two International Awards (one each for person of Indian and Non-Indian Origin) in each of the languages of Classical Tamil, Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam.
These prestigious Awards would be presented by the Hon'ble President of India.
Distinguished scholars in the languages as mentioned above may kindly submit their nominations as per enclosed proforma to this Mission by 05 April 2018 for onward transmission to MHRD for their final consideration.