Saraswatī Sanskrit Prize - 2012
Award Ceremony at ICCR, New Delhi on 25 March 2013




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Dr. Karan Singh Awarded the Prize.


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With the Award and Floral Reception


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Silver Plaque of Saraswati Sanskrit Prize - 2012


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Award Ceremony Videos

Dr. Karan Singh, president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and titular Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered his speech in the very beginning. Dr. Suresh K. Goel, Director General of ICCR, is sitting next to him
The speech of acceptance of award, delivered in Sanskrit.
Mahāmahopādhyāya Prof. Satyavrat Śāstrī, bearing many honorary titles including Vidyāvācaspati and Vidyāmārtaṇḍa, delivered a special speech in Sanskrit to bless the awardee. Prof. Śāstrī is the first and only scholar to have won the renowned Jñānpīṭh award for Sanskrit writing.



Saraswatī Sanskrit Prize - 2012
Award Ceremony at SAI, University of Heidelberg on 30 August 2013





Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels (Heidelberg) introducing me and Dr. Sadananda Das (Leipzig) reading out the Certificate of Appreciation (Praśastipatra) conferred upon me. The chief guest, Mr. Ajit Gupte (Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of India, Berlin) also addressed the audience.
My Sanskrit speech (ended sooner than expected) on the limits and challenges in translating Sanskrit.
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