The Hindu Research Foundation, based in Mumbai, is a registered public charitable organization that has been working on a national scale since 2000. This organization works to preserve and promote various aspects of Hinduism.
It is disheartening that Indian culture has a rich heritage of sages and scholars who contributed significantly to literature, art, science, and mathematics in ancient times. Unfortunately, much of this information is still unknown to Indian society. The Hindu Research Foundation established the Saptarshi Puraskar Shrunkhala in an effort to correct this and honor the accomplishments of these sages.
The core idea behind the Saptarshi Puraskar Shrunkhala is to recognize and celebrate the achievements of seven notable sages from Indian culture in a manner akin to the Nobel Prize for their selflessness, outstanding contributions, and research benefiting all of humanity in their respective fields.
Initially, the scheme will focus on honoring distinguished Indian scientists for their remarkable accomplishments, with the aim of introducing the world to the achievements of our forefathers in the field of science from ancient times.
Last year, the Acharya Bharadwaj Award was presented to Padma Bhushan Shri Nambi Narayanan, a scientist who played a pivotal role in developing rocket technology, and Padma Vibhushan Shri Raghunath Mashelkar, a renowned chemist who gained worldwide acclaim for his unique contributions, received the Nagarjuna Award.
This year marks the second year of the awards. The following distinguished individuals from the fields of literature, art, and science will be honored with awards bearing their names. Each recipient will receive a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh along with a certificate of honor.
- Padma Vibhushan Dr. Kasturirangan, Former ISRO Chairman — Bharadwaj Award
- Padma Bhushan Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Father of the Super Computer — Aryabhatta Award
- Padma Vibhushan Shri E. Sreedharan, Metro Man — Vishwakarma Award
- Padma Vibhushan Dr. Anil Kakodkar — Acharya Kanad Award
- Padma Shri Dr. GD Yadav,Wizard of Chemical Sciences — Nagarjuna Award
- Dr. Anmol Sonawane,Authority on TAVER/TAVI Heart Surgery — Shushrut Award
- Mahakavi Sudhakar Gaidhani, Author of ‘Devdoot: Maha Vakya’ — Maharshi Valmiki Award
Details about the work of the sages after whom the awards are named are attached.
The award ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 11:00 AM at the Kavikulguru Kalidas Auditorium, Persistent System, IT Park, Nagpur.
The event will be presided over by Nath Parampara Acharya Swami Shri Jitendranathji Maharaj, with the Honorable Shri Hareram Tripathi as the Chief Guest in attendance.
We kindly request your participation and presence at the award ceremony. Your attendance will add to the event’s grandeur and prestige. We also seek your support in spreading the word about this innovative initiative through our newsletter and social media.
Hindu Research Foundation
Collaboration with Vishwa Mangalya Sabha, Nagpur; Maitri Parivar Sanstha, Nagpur; Engineers Forum, Nagpur