President Patil confers Certificate of Honour to 15 scholars on Independence Day

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred Certificate of Honour to 15 scholars of Sanskrit, one from Sanskrit (International), two from Persian and three from Arabic languages for the year 2010 on the occasion of the 64th Independence Day.

Dr. Udai Chandra Jain was also felicitated with award for his research work on Pali/Prakrit. The distinction is conferred once a year on the 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 on the occasion:SANSKRIT1. Prof. V. Swaminathan. Prof. Umashanker Sharma 'Rishi'. Dr. Shankar Dev Sharma Avtre. Prof. Vijay Pandya Devshanker. Shri H.V. Nagaraja Rao. Pandit Moti Ram Shastri. Dr. Deviprasad Khanderao Kharwandikar. Shri Bhubaneshwar Kar. Pandit Madan Mohan Sharma0. Shri G. R. Ramachandra Sastri1. Prof. Sitanath Dey2. Dr. Kapil Deva Dvivedi3. Dr. Ganesh Dutt Sharma4. Dr. Jaydutt Upreti5. Smt. Gouri DharmapalSANSKRIT (INTERNATIONAL) 1. Prof. Csaba TottossyPERSIAN1. Dr. S. M. Talha Rizvi "Burque". Dr. Muhammad YousufARABIC1. Prof. Mohd. Abdul Majeed. Saeed Ahmad Palanpuri. Prof. Ashfaq Ahmad NadviPALI/PRAKRIT1. Dr. Udai Chandra Jain. (ANI)

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