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November 24, 2010

Dr. Karan Singh receives 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education'

New Delhi:Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education' to MP Dr. Karan Singh at a function here on Wednesday. Expressing his delight after presenting the award, Vice President Ansari said: "I am particularly happy that this year's award has been presented to Dr. Karan Singh. Doctor Saheb is one of the few men in public life who is at ease in the world of philosophy, culture and education." "He entered political life six decades ago and continues with his mission - of intellectual and philosophical pursuit, of public service, of furthering the cause of inter-faith understanding and harmony, of promoting the essence of our cultural heritage, and advocating environmental sustainability," he added. Vice President Ansari said he had the opportunity of releasing a book penned down by Dr Karan Singh, which left an impression on him. "That mankind, in its evolution, is at an intermediate stage between the animal and the divine. That life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain and death is a natural corollary of it. That love is the surest of bonds and must be nourished and cherished. That all religions in their highest forms are so many different paths leading to the same goal. That each generation holds the present in trust for posterity," he said, while sharing some universal truths that were contained in that book. The Vice President further said Dr. Karan Singh's activities in public life seem to be guided by his faith in India's special role in leading humanity towards a new and better world. "I wish Dr. Karan Singh many more years in the service of the nation and the people and thank the Dayawati Modi Foundation for inviting me to present this award," he concluded.

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