The President has awarded the Certificate of Honour to 23 scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit on the occasion of Independence Day.
In addition, the President has also awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman to seven young scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit.
The distinction is conferred once a year on the Independence Day in recognition of substantial contribution in the field of Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic and Pali/Prakrit.
The following is the list of scholars awarded the Certificate of Honour.
1. Dr. (Mrs.) Shashi Tiwari 2. Mr. Lakshmishwar Jha 3. Prof. Sudhakar Dixit 4. Prof. G. Mahabaleshwara Bhat 5. Mr. S.M. Veeraraghavachar 6. Veda Ratna Keshav Sitaram Jogalekar 7. Mr. A. Haridas Bhat 8. Pd. Shrikrishna Shastri Kashinath Shastri Joshi (Kodanikar) 9. Dr. Ramkishor Shukla 10. Mr. Gullapalli Venkatanarayana Ghanapathi 11. Mr. Hari Dutt Sharma 12. Prof. Om Prakash Pandey 13. Dr. Kailash Chandra Dave 14. Pd. Jagannath Shastri Telang 15. Dr. Vachaspati Maithani
1. Mr. Asko Parpola
1. Dr. Nizarudeen A. 2. Prof. Mohammad Hassan Khan
1. Dr. Ghulam Rasool Jan 2. Prof. (Dr.) Mohammad Munawwar Masoodi 3. Mr. Ihsan Karim Burke
1. Prof. Pradyumna Dubey
The following is the list of young scholars awarded the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman:
1. Dr. Viroopaksha V. Jaddipal 2. Dr. Ratna Mohan Jha 3. Dr. Bishnupada Mahapatra 4. Dr. Prasad Prakash Joshi 5. Dr. Deviprasad Mishra