The Embassy of India has great pleasure to announce that Prof. Nicholas Kazanas, a Greek national and a distinguished Indologist, has been awarded the prestigious Padma Shri Award for his distinguished service and contribution towards enrichment of literature and education by the Hon’ble President of India on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day of India 2021.
Ambassador of India H.E. Mr. Amrit Lugun felicitated Prof. Nicholas Kazanas on the occasion.
Padma Awards – one of the highest civilian Awards of the country, are conferred in three categories, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. The Awards are given in various disciplines/ fields of activities, viz.- art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. ‘Padma Shri’ is awarded for distinguished service in any field. The awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day every year.
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