The President of India, Sri Pranab Mukherjee awarded the certificates of honour to eminent scholars of Sanskrit, Pali/Prakrit, Arabic and Persian and the Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman to young scholars for the year 2014.
The recipients of the awards are listed below:
|Certificate of Honour||SANSKRIT|
|SANSKRIT (INTERNATIONAL)||Prof. Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat.|
|PERSIAN AND PALI/PRAKRIT LANGUAGE|
|Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman||SANSKRIT|
|ARABIC||Dr. Aurang Zeb Azmi|
|PERSIAN||Dr. Atiqur Rahman|
|PALI/PRAKRIT||Dr. Samani Sangeet Prajan|
ABOUT THE AWARDS:
- Introduced in 1958 by Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian Languages
- The scheme was extended to cover Pali/ Prakrit in 1996
- Since 2008, the scheme was further extended to cover one international award for an NRI or foreigner for their lifetime achievement in the field of Sanskrit.
- The Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman for young scholars in the age group of 30 to 40 years in the field of Sanskrit, Pali/ Prakrit, Arabic and Persian was introduced from the year 2002.