President of India Ramnath Kovind awarded Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to following scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Pali, Prakrit, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu, Classical Malayalam and Classical Odiya for year 2019.
Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman :
- The awards are annually conferred on the Independence Day. They were instituted in 1958 by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
- These awards conferred to recognise contribution of scholars in the field of nine languages viz. Sanskrit, Prakrit, Persian, Pali, Arabic, Classical Malayalam and Classical Telugu.
- Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman was awarded to young scholars between 30 to 45 years of age. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh.
- These awards are not given posthumously and to scholars who have been awarded earlier, or who are convicted in criminal case or against whom criminal case is pending in court.