Swarajya Awards To Be Announced And Awarded At Pondy Lit Fest 2022

by Swarajya Awards - Jul 31, 2022 11:07 AM +05:30 IST
Swarajya Awards To Be Announced And Awarded At Pondy Lit Fest 2022Awards 2022

The sixth edition of Swarajya Awards will be presented on August 5th (Friday) during a special session of the Pondy Lit Fest 2022.

After a pandemic-induced break in 2021, SMaRT - Swarajya Awards return in 2022, this time in partnership with SMaRT, a confederation of nationalistic media organisations and knowledge providers, with the aim to amplify nationalistic news/knowledge.

Swarajya is privileged to be associated as the exclusive print and digital partner for the Pondy Lit Fest 2022 edition, which is held in the first week of August (5th to 7th August).

Swarajya instituted the Swarajya Awards in 2015 to recognise individuals and institutions doing stellar work in various walks of life while being largely committed to advancing values like open market, freedom of enterprise, national interest, innovation, entrepreneurship and celebrating the richness of India’s vast cultural heritage.

This award is now an annual affair. Four awards (named after illustrious individuals) encompassing economics, politics, society and cultural spheres are presented annually.

Dr B R Shenoy Award, named in honour of a great Indian free market economist who challenged the Nehruvian dirigisme, will be presented to an individual who has consistently advocated the value of the open market, stood for a reduced role for government in enterprise and thereby made a significant contribution to advance human freedom.

Dr S P Mukherjee Award, instituted in honour of a great Indian statesman – politician and an intellectual progenitor of a uniquely Indian political philosophy, will be conferred on an active politician who has consistently strived to uphold values that Dr Mukherjee epitomised – a commitment to constitutional values, and thoughtful interventions to enrich the quality of public life.

Sree Narayana Guru Award, named in honour of the great Hindu social reformer from Kerala who worked for social equality, spiritual freedom and economic empowerment of the underprivileged, will be bestowed on individuals or institutions engaged in fields such as transformational social work projects, inspiring grassroots activism in rural education healthcare, tribal welfare, empowerment of marginalised communities and rural entrepreneurship.

Ustad Bismillah Khan Award, instituted in honour of one of India’s greatest musicians who embodied the essence of India’s cultural syncretism and shared civilisational heritage, will be presented every year to an individual who has achieved the highest level of excellence in fields like arts, culture, literature, philosophy and folk tradition.

Each award will carry a citation, a specially designed trophy and a cash prize

Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Comments ↓
Get Swarajya in your inbox everyday. Subscribe here.
Advertisement

Latest Articles

    Artboard 4Created with Sketch.