BANGALORE: Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj felicitated Sanskrit scholars for their best Sanskrit works published this year.
An initiative by the Karnataka Sanskrit University, Sanskrit Book Awards, aims at honouring the best works of Sanskrit literature.
Professor N Ranganatha Sharma, who has authored 80 books in Sanskrit, won an award for his book ‘Kavyodhyanam.’
Central Sahitya Academy awardee Dr H V Nagaraj Rao, who has authored 50 works in Sanskrit, was awarded for his book ‘Katha Lahari.’
Dr H R Vishwas from Mangalore, Dr Madhusudhana Adiga from Adichunchanagiri, Dr Roopa from Mysore and S Venkatesh from Bangalore were among other awardees.
The Governor said, “Restoration of Sanskrit language is important. India has lost its charm since we disconnected from Sanskrit. Scholars like these awardees have kept the language alive and we should appreciate that.”