गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः | गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ||
Indic Academy has an annual program titled “Grateful2Gurus” to honour authors, activists, academicians and artists of Sanatan Dharma among us today. On the day of Guru Purnima every year, Indic Academy extends it’s gratitude to them for their work in serving Dharma by felicitating them. This concept of Grateful2Gurus was introduced by Indic Academy three years ago. Local chapters of IA participate and hold their own ceremonies to felicitate our Gurus. You may read more about last year’s activities here.
Indic Academy will be conducting this program this year too, on 16th July 2019, Guru Purnima. IA plans to honour 108 authors, activists, academicians and artists in centers across the globe. For their contributions towards Dharma, they will be accorded a token of gratitude by IA. Each awardee will be presented with a citation, cash award and a shawl. It is hoped that this program will bring their work before the larger samaj so that their contributions will be appreciated by everybody.
Previous recipients of this felicitation include luminaries such as Dr. David Frawley(Pt. Vamadeva Shastri), Author Shrikant Talageri, Prof. Kapil Kapoor, Dr S.Kalyanaraman, archaeologist Prof. B. B. Lal, epigraphist Dr. R. Nagaswamy, Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh, Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Dr. Kanagabasapathi, Dr. R. Vasudevan, Prof. Umadevi Ganesan, Dr. Sadhana Rao and R. Saraswathi Jois.
Indic Academy is now seeking nominations for the above program. If you happen to know artists, activists, academicians and authors who’ve worked on areas such as – Sanskrit learning, history, art, philosophy, Indic knowledge systems, Indic culture etc. send in your nominations by filling this sheet.