New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will present Hindi Sevi Samman - 2007 awards to a number of Hindi experts for playing their important role in promoting the Hindi language.
The award ceremony today is being organised by Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra, which is an autonomous organization under the Department of Higher Education, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh will preside over the function.
Alok Mehta, a well-known journalist and presently editor, Nai Duniya, will be awarded the Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Puraskar for commendable work in the field of Hindi journalism and creative literature. Dr. Amar Nath Amar and Kamaal Khan will also be conferred this award.
Subramanya Bharati Puraskar for contributing significantly towards creative/analytical literature leading to the development of Hindi language will be conferred on Prof. Nirmala Jain and Prof. Nand Kishore Naval.
Dr. John Griyarsan Puraskar, given to a foreign personality for meritorious work in the field of propagating Hindi abroad, will be awarded to Prof. Danuta Stashic of Poland.
Padmabhusan Dr. Moturi Satyanarayan Puraskar, given to a person of Indian origin for meritorious work in the field of propagating Hindi abroad, will be awarded to Smt. Usha Priyamvada (U.S.A.).
Gangasharan Singh Puraskar for contributing significantly towards propagation of Hindi language and its training will be awarded to Dr. M. Seshan, Prof. A. Arvindakshan and Prof. Zohra Afzal.
Atma Ram Puraskar for meritorious work in the field of Scientific and Technical literature will be conferred on Dr. Durga Dutt Ojha and Dr. Subodh Mohanty (jointly) and Vineeta Singhal and Dr. Manoj Pateriya (jointly).
Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan Puraskar for contributing significantly in the field of travelogue and Discovery and Research in Hindi will be conferred on Dr. Puran Chandra Joshi and Hari Ram Meena. (ANI)