Human Resource Development Ministry of India has invited applications and nominations for ‘Presidential Award of Certificates of Honor’. These awards will be given to eminent scholars of five Indian languages namely Sanskrit, Oriya, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam.
Indians living outside India and people of ‘non-Indian origin’ are also eligible for the award, a circular issued by the ministry told. They will be eligible under the ‘International Award of Certificate of Honor’ category.
There will be two awards for scholars who have made ‘outstanding contributions’ in the field of Sanskrit. Also, two awards (one each for person of Indian and Non-Indian Origin) in each of the language categories of classical Oriya, classical Kannada, classical Telugu and classical Malayalam will be given.
Applicants should submit their nominations to human resource development ministry till March 25 and minimum age for award in every category is 60 years.